NI's latest Kore instrument will hone in on the low end of the frequency range.
For those not quite up to speed with the concept behind NI's hardware/software hybrid Kore, the system is essentially a vast and hugely tweakable sound bank that also allows you to house your AU and VST plug-ins all in one place. NI have been steadily releasing Soundpacks for Kore over the past couple of years which have included the North India - Discovery Series, Urban Arsenal 1 & 2, Acoustic Refractions and a range derived from their popular Absynth and Reaktor instruments.
Essential Bass will focus exclusively on the lower registers of the frequency range, "from classic acoustic and electric bass to vintage analog sounds and innovative synthesizer tones." Classic instruments are said to include fingered, picked and slapped electric basses constructed by sample producers Scarbee and Pettinhouse, while the subtractive synth bass tones were drawn from, "several iconic analog synthesizers."
Users of both the free Kore Player and the full-blown system will be able to get their grubby mitts on Essential Bass which is available now via the NI Online Shop for $79/69 Euro.