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Native Instruments releases SESSION BASSIST — PRIME BASS in collaboration with Drumasonic

The new release offers an abundance of riffs, loops, and melodies composed and performed by professional session musicians.

Berlin, February 16, 2022 – Native Instruments today released SESSION BASSIST — PRIME BASS, the latest addition to their range of KONTAKT-based instruments, created in collaboration with Drumasonic.
PRIME BASS delivers the classic sound of one of the world’s most iconic electric basses, captured from an original 1981 cherry sunburst solid-body bass guitar built in the USA. The new instrument brings a session bassist into the studio, with an iconic playable ’70s-style bass that includes over 350 patterns across 81 song presets, covering a diverse range of styles and performance techniques.

The expanded, fully versatile electric bass includes two dedicated instruments — one for patterns, and the other for combining pattern presets with melodies, offering total tactile expression. PRIME BASS is meticulously sampled to capture every nuance of performance, including original single-coil pickups and a rosewood fingerboard that lend authentic warmth, punch, and sustain to compositions. PRIME BASS comes with vintage-modeled tone controls and a range of amps and cabinets, including two new KONTAKT bass amp additions – Bass Invader and Bass Pro.

PRIME BASS ​​perfectly complements instruments from the SESSION GUITARIST collection, allowing users to build their own basslines and solo melodies. The instrument offers everything needed to craft soulful fingerstyle grooves, plectrum-picked pop basslines, snappy funk-infused slaps, and everything in between.

The walkthrough video below takes a look under the hood to run through some of the instrument’s key features.


PRIMES BASS is available from February 16, 2022 at the Native Instruments online shop.

EUR 99 / USD 99 / YEN 13400 / GBP 89 / AUD 149 / CAD 129 / CHF 104 / CNY 799

GGM Staff


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