4.1 / 5     (30 votes)
FabBass is designed to create a close 1960's violin bass sound.
 
Pitch Section:
  • Octave Select.
  • Transpose Select.
  • Tune Control.
  • Fine Tune Control.
Shape Section:
  • Force - Controls Plectrum / Finger Dynamics.
  • Decay - Note Length.
  • Sustain - Note Fade Length .
Tone section:
  • Colour - Dull to Bright.
  • Velocity - Harder pressure brightens the sound.
 Output:
  • Velocity Control.
  • Volume Control.
 EQ:
  • Classic 7 Band Bass Guitar Graphic EQ.
Pickup Section:
  • Volume 2 - Controls Bass / Neck Pickup Volume.
  • Volume 1 - Controls Treble / Bridge Pickup Volume.
  • Rhythm / Solo Switch - Changes Volume Dynamics.
  • Bass On - Switches on the Neck / Bass Pickup.
  • Treble On - Switches on the Bridge / Treble Pickup.
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absolutefunnyman Aug 05 2020
(3 / 5)
Aug 05 2020
Not the most realistic bass vst out there, but its definitely usable, and violin basses are just really cool
Bertus Jun 04 2020
Jun 04 2020
Ableton can't find it in de customfolder
Anonymous Jul 05 2020
Jul 05 2020
It's 32 bit only. Won't show up in 64 bit DAW.
Roberto Alves Jul 11 2020
Jul 11 2020
How I wish it was 64bits...
YM Jul 28 2020
Jul 28 2020
Use a bridger like jBridge to force 32bit onto 64bit daws
Mohye Saqr Jr. Apr 21 2020
(4 / 5)
Apr 21 2020
Good one I love it
ScheduleWon Dec 15 2019
(2 / 5)
Dec 15 2019
I own a Hofner bass, and as this one here is def artificial, it has many settings that are useful, and I am grateful to have it in my library.
DJ GFG (Yahir Flores) Nov 06 2019
(5 / 5)
Nov 06 2019
WOW!! Nice Bass!!
Marelline Acker Apr 17 2019
(2 / 5)
Apr 17 2019
Sounds pretty artificial. It's not completely useless for me, as it can be used for songs where I would want a more synthetic sound, such as songs inspired in old video game music, but other than that, meh. There are much better free options out there.
Perro Mar 08 2019
(5 / 5)
Mar 08 2019
Grrrreat!
Jeffypop Sept 13 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 13 2018
I own a Hofner Ignition Club Bass, and was just curious how this plugin might compare. I'll admit that I was a bit apprehensive at first, but with its easy to use features, I dialed-in a tone that is very, very close. It's a really terrific simulation, somewhere between authentic and synthetic. Since the Club Bass is a beast to keep in tune, I'm sure this little gem will come in handy at some point down the road. But as it stands right now, I'll just keep it in my bag o'tricks.
icanmixthat (Charles) Aug 24 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 24 2018
I'm a producer and a bassist. I HATE programmed bass. I was given a metal track with bass MIDI to mix. Instead of using a gimmicky, grindy bass VSTi typical of this genre, I chose the FabBass. It provides a smooth, consistent low end and a neutral tone. Amazing note articulation, without the obviously fake finger/pick attack. Process it with your own amp simulators and it will sound great. I recommend a SansAmp into an Ampeg SVT. Thi
Perdo PircaPierad Aug 17 2018
(3 / 5)
Aug 17 2018
mui buenn besete menca nto muxo amigo sige asi
Jerry Casher Jun 29 2018
(5 / 5)
Jun 29 2018
Thank you for this vst, is so useful for me, so far. Adding more layers will be worth it. I use it with a compressor and flanger.
Dan Feb 20 2018
Feb 20 2018
Very pleasant
Dan Sept 21 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 21 2017
How to get the Beatles sound importing midi files (e.g. into fl studio): 1 Up two octaves. 2 Switch down the "tone color".
ComposerX Aug 29 2017
(3 / 5)
Aug 29 2017
No authentic or deep warm bass sound, sry unusable for me.
Anonymous Jun 30 2017
Jun 30 2017
Really good. Exactly what I needed. Thanks.
Vinícius Viana Busatto May 26 2017
(5 / 5)
May 26 2017
Muito obrigado pelo VST! Este site é maravilhoso.
greenhorn May 04 2017
May 04 2017
Amazing sound. easy to use. The best so far.
alessandro Feb 26 2016
Feb 26 2016
Doesn't it exist for mac? anyone knows if there's another viola Hofner bass vst? Thanks a lot.
Shin Feb 07 2016
(5 / 5)
Feb 07 2016
Anyone knows why my Cubase 5 shows an error that says that this VST won't produce sound because the mono outputs? I have had that problem with another Samsara Cycle VST.
Cranky Sept 26 2015
(4 / 5)
Sept 26 2015
Good, but requires a lot of messing around with the controls to get it blending nicely. There seems to be an issue with the sustain where it too easily causes notes to crash into each other. I got round this by lowering sustain so there was no crashing and applying a compressor.
Anderson Jun 06 2015
(5 / 5)
Jun 06 2015
Love it :>
Ike May 09 2015
(3 / 5)
May 09 2015
Sounds a bit monotonous - too few layers, no round robins. Doesn't sound realistic, but maybe good enough for electronic music when processed.
thename Apr 22 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 22 2015
Very nice... I like it.
Bad Pritt Feb 03 2015
(5 / 5)
Feb 03 2015
Yah, this is cool man! Sounds real Höfner-like. Best Freeware Bass guitar I heard. Very powerful in the mixes. It's interesting that a replica of a 60s Bass sounds still that awsome these days...
Pablo Jan 19 2015
Jan 19 2015
Samsara plugins are very well rated. Sadly, they are the only plugins in the site that don't work on my Bitwig Studio.
ksavORG Jan 19 2015
(4 / 5)
Jan 19 2015
tnx for AMAZING beauty and sound
Anonymous Dec 24 2014
Dec 24 2014
FaBass is a quality vst.
uncompositor Nov 21 2014
(4 / 5)
Nov 21 2014
Exelente
Mojo Nov 06 2014
(5 / 5)
Nov 06 2014
This is actually the very first bass vst which sounds actually like a real bass WOW. I`m a bassist and so I can judge I guess ;-) This is the best free bass vst I could find until now.
sizemore Oct 05 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 05 2014
I'm surprised to see no previous ratings or comments --- this is one awesome bass guitar vst.
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