Requirements:
VST

32 or 64 Bit Windows Vista or higher
(64 Bit Windows 7/8/10 recommended)

4 Gigabytes of Ram
(8 Gigabytes recommended)

Intel Core 2 DUO @ 3GHZ or higher recommended.

Firewire or PCI-based Audio Interface recommended

*Plugin may work with older hardware, but performance will be affected
* Plugin currently designed to work at a sample rate of 44.1kHz
KONTAKT

Windows
Windows 7, 8, 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

Mac
Mac OS X 10.9 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

Requires Full Version of Kontakt 5.3.1.37 or later
Will work with Kontakt 5 player, but only in 15 minute demonstration mode.

AU

32 or 64 Bit MAC OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later
(little endian CPU)

4 Gigabytes of Ram
(8 Gigabytes recommended)

Intel Core 2 DUO @ 3GHZ or higher recommended.

Firewire or PCI-based Audio Interface recommended

*Plugin may work with older hardware, but performance will be affected
* Plugin currently designed to work at a sample rate of 44.1Khz
Purchase Adam Monroe's Electric Bass Sample Library/Vst

Adam Monroe's Electric Bass was sampled from a Yamaha BB424x electric bass guitar. The bass was modified so that individual pickups were wired to independent jacks, thus allowing for independent sampling of bridge and neck pickups. Volume and tone pots were bypassed, so resistors were wired in their place to minimize the "ice pick" sound of an electric bass without pots. The pickups were then run into individual Radial 48 active direct boxes and Grace 101 preamps which provided additional gain.

Sampling began by recording began with the target of recording 4 velocity layers with 5 note round-robin. The strings of the bass were kept relatively bright and fresh. Nearly the entire bass was sampled in this manner but the results were unsatisfactory, so the bass was re-sampled from the beginning with 10 velocity layers, 4-note round robin, and mellow strings.

Notes were gently plucked and fiercely attacked, so that playing low velocities generates a warm sound with subtle attack, well higher velocity notes become more percussive. By playing soft or hard, blending between neck and bridge pickups, and applying eq, a variety of tones can be achieved. However, the intention was to make a nice-sounding "utility" bass that blends easily into the mix, and to offer the user a standard go-to bass that can serve as a reference for other bass libraries.

Slide articulations were recorded in three-note round robin and can be triggered via the pitch wheel. Major and minor third slide up and slide downs were recorded for most strings, the exception being open E1 and whenever the slide would place the note beyond the recorded range of the bass. Slides were recorded at a tempo of 120 BPM. Like other notes, slides can be released.

Care was taken to find the best strings on which to sample notes. Strings were cleaned periodically in order to maintain a consistent sound.

The Kontakt version of Adam Monroe's Electric Bass is cross-platform, and is maintained by Native Instruments, all the programming and effects being done through them. Some simple scripting is done by us. The VST version is another beast entirely, and the programming falls entirely on AdamMonroeMusic. The goal in any sample library that is also a VSTi (virtual instrument), is to attempt to match the performance of the Kontakt Player. With this library, we feel like we have done just that.

The VST version includes updated, high-performance algorithms that have been improving with each new virtual instrument released by Adam Monroe Music. For example, the buffering algorithm is double-buffered and multithreaded, which means that buffering performance is fast, even on slower computers, and even in lower latencies. Voices are held and iterated over in a pure, C-Style array. Memory use is comparable to the Kontakt version - around 390MB . Because of the solid VST code base, you can feel confident that the VST version should work just as well as the Kontakt version.

Why develop a VST or Audio Unit version at all? Although a great piece of software, the Full version of Kontakt (required to run 3rd party sample libraries) is expensive. Developing a VST or Audio Unit version that anyone can use does not add significant time to the development of an Electric Bass library - most of the time is spent sampling and processing the samples - so it's a real no-brainer.

Audio engineering is a large part of creating a VST or Audio Unit, but the sounds of this electric bass library have barely been processed. No eq tweaks were made, as the tone can be shaped dramatically by blending between pickups. Brightness can be dialed back with the "tone" knob, which is essentially a HPF.