Tracktion have announced the release of Dan Dean Essential Bass Collection, a plug-in that features six meticulously sampled instruments from the collection of multi-instrumentalist Dan Dean. Dan has achieved international recognition as a bassist, producers, composer and software developer, having worked with artists such as B.B. King, Peggy Lee, Dionne Warwick and drummer Alex Acuna. His sample libraries, such as Solo Strings, have found their way into countless productions and have become firm favourites of musicians around the world.
The plug-in features a simple and intuitive UI, with controls available for attack, release, glide, release noise and more, whilst a built-in amp simulator and dedicated effects page provide users with the option to introduce some additional character to their parts. Harmonics can be triggered with the mod wheel to enhance realism, and articulations can be triggered by key switches to maximise the instrument’s playability.
The six included instruments are the Alembic Spoiler, Alembic Fretless, Fender Precision, Fender Telecaster, Lull Jazz and Washburn Fretless.
The Essential Bass plug-in is available now for an introductory price of $70 until 15 July 2022, after which it will be priced at $99. Tracktion are also offering a free 90 day trial, more information can be found on their website.