Now that we’ve learned about why bass matters, let’s take a look at which plug-ins you should consider purchasing to make that low end rumble.
Modo Bass by IK Multimedia
This extraordinary bass plug-in captures 12 iconic instruments and has a range of customisable options that include performance controls and picking location. It’s worth considering if you’re after that bassist-in-a-band feel.
Renaissance Bass by Waves
Waves’ bass enhancement plug-in Renaissance is held in high esteem. It allows your bass to shine through even on tinny portable speakers and its simple interface makes it a doddle to use.
Substance by Output
A bass engine that combines all manner of bass instruments. With a three-layer engine and 300 presets, it’s the ultimate all-in-one low-end design tool.
Trillian by Spectrasonics
Competing with Output in the all-in-one bass-package field, Trillian has a 34GB library of instruments and sounds, as well as 4-pole filter algorithms with oscillating resonance.
Bassynth by Wave Alchemy
This flexible four-layer Kontakt instrument has a large collection of sound sources and massive scope for low-end sound design. The raw sounds themselves are eminently usable.