Warm, realistic upright bass for Kontakt

CoreBass™ Pear

Full edition of Kontakt Required

$ 59 USD

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You can simply load up one of the patches, leave the interface alone, and start playing. If you close your eyes and play, then you'll hear a real upright bassist playing from your speakers. I don't know how [Orange Tree Samples] does it, but I think there's something akin to magic in [their] scripting.
Wusik Sound Magazine
[T]he best bass library I've tried. It's not only the instant, sheer playability, but also the fact that it has various nuances, slides, which I love using, as well as a rather customisable sound. I've used it in all sorts of projects, from ads to computer games, and it always supports the gig fully!
Nikolas Sideris
Resonance, A Tale of Two Kingdoms

Product Details

CoreBass™ Pear is an upright bass sample library for KONTAKT 4 / 5, and a new standard for highly-realistic, playable upright bass samples. Using KONTAKT's powerful scripting engine, CoreBass Pear intelligently interprets the input from your MIDI controller (or sequenced MIDI data) in order to produce realistic upright bass tracks.

CoreBass Pear has many features which set it apart from other upright bass sample libraries. For example, CoreBass Pear includes a fretless slide technology which allows you to seamlessly slide from one note to any other at any speed. It also debuts our new Dynamic Key Color system, which lets you see which MIDI notes are being played by which strings on the bass--directly on your KONTAKT keyboard!

The library was sampled both using a mic and directly from the output of the bass pickup--two separate signals which can be mixed to create a variety of different upright bass tones. CoreBass Pear includes a variety of different ready-to-use presets.


- 300 MB of 24-bit samples, compressed in KONTAKT's lossless NCW format for additional memory efficiency.

- Individually sampled strings with full sustain and natural decay.

- Legato articulations from hammer-ons to pull-offs as well as the ability to seamlessly slide from one note to any other.

- Separate mic and DI signals, giving you tonal versatility.

- 2x round-robin samples.

- Harmonics, string slaps, mutes, and other special effects.

- Adjustable pre-pluck noises for added realism in the attack of the notes.

Product Requirements

Available Disk Space

This product requires a total of 284 MB of free disk space in order to download and install the sample library. The total size of the download is 140 MB, and after installed the library occupies 144 MB.

Platform Version

Kontakt 4.2.4

This product requires the full retail version of Kontakt and is not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

Supported Interfaces

Stand-alone, AAX Native, VST, AU

Minimum System Requirements

Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or newer. Mac OS X 10.5 or newer.

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Released: February 17, 2009
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