For bass that slaps
SLAP is the wild child among our bassists. A modern, sophisticated and off the wall virtuoso. Forget about cheesy slap sounds à la Seinfeld! Driving your song with character and soul, this is the ever energetic creative live wire. In parallel there’s all the reliable professionalism you expect: SLAP shows up on time and lays down incredibly realistic basslines. Best of both worlds! With SLAP you will compose impressive bass performances easily.
30 Styles with over 350 individual phrases
Both Slap and Finger style playing techniques
More than 100 Presets & 30 Finisher Multi-Effect Modes
MIDI Drag & Drop, Resizable User Interface
SLAP will energize any production with electric bass lines, but it’s particularly great on Pop, Funk, Jazz and Rock tracks. Especially highly rhythmical patterns and uptempo styles are its forte.
The advanced recording and phrase techniques used in SLAP will make your heart jump with joy. It’s based on a Stingray bass with active pick-up system which provides the spirited yet balanced character. The playing styles and patterns are convincingly realistic with the sophistication of a highly seasoned professional bass player. All the while you can control this goodness with just a few MIDI notes and clicks.
Programming realistic bass can be a chore. With SLAP it’s fast and easy, so you can focus on your music!
SLAP, with its combined slap and finger techniques, perfectly complements Virtual Bassist ROWDY which is plectron-based.
The Amp knob lets you choose three different combinations of bass amps and speakers, each with its distinct sound character, plus a direct setting if you want to use external amplification gear or plug-ins.
Now experiment with the CHARACTER rotary switch. It does exactly what the name says: Changing the overall character of the bass sound and response.
The Instrument Mode gives you complete access to all articulations. This means you can use your MIDI controller to play exactly as you want with maximum creative expression (including adding dead notes, full stops and even slides).
Combine playing techniques
You can use the Finger/Slap toggleswitch to switch between a fingered or a slapped playing technique, which drastically changes the sound.
Effortlessly combine both playing styles for impressive results and absolute intuitive reaction of the bass to any user input.
If you prefer to record your own phrases (or even bass solos!) Instrument Mode gives you complete access to all articulations. This means you can use your MIDI controller to play exactly as you want with maximum creative expression (including adding dead notes, full stops and even slides!)
Studio One users running on version 4.6.2 or later get the exclusive PreSonus chord and key track feature! Descriptions of styles and phrases are displayed on the piano roll to help you find the right styles and phrases faster and easier for your track. The new chord track feature in Studio One automatically follows the chords and automatically changes the MIDI notes for you.