Grate Bass Lite

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Grate Bass Lite Recording

Grate Bass Lite is a virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt giving you usual and unusual scratchy sounds of an electric bass played with a pick. Grate Bass Lite is the FREE version of Grate Bass (which features three more sound patches and four additional effects). The output of the bass was recorded using a DI and in addition a large diaphragm condenser microphone was pointed 30 cm above the neck to record the scratchy pick sounds separately. Grate Bass Lite lets you choose how to blend the two sound sources together. All sound patches range from notes E1 to C4 and have two velocity layers with three round robins each.



Screenshot Grate Bass Lite


  • Two playing styles: Normal picking and scratching fast along strings
  • Separate volume control for DI and Mic signal
  • Note Attack and Release time control
  • Effects: Distortion, Bass Amp Simulation (4×10) and Reverb



Total number of samples:

  • 792 (@44.1 kHz/24 bit, mono)



System Requirements:

  • Full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.4 or above (does NOT work with free Kontakt Player!)
  • 360 MB of free hard drive space



Manual Grate Bass Lite V1.0PDF





Listen to Grate Bass Lite:
The following demo features both sound patches from Grate Bass Lite.



Youtube Demo:



Version History:

  • 1.0 (February 19, 2018): Initial release