THE HOLY GRAIL OF BASSES.
Bass, presets and MIDI – all tailored for gospel perfection.
The Gospel EBX is an expansion for EZbass designed to provide the perfect combination of bass, presets and MIDI for gospel-inspired music.
With an instrument that represents the literal definition of extreme clarity, balance and nuance, expect mix-ready tones that cover the entire range needed to cut through in any song of this highly diverse genre. Warm, round, growly, pristine, mid-focused, lush, bright, articulate – the list of adjectives that can be used to describe the sound of the Gospel EBX is near-infinite. If just a few of these tick any of your boxes for what a great bass tone is, you’re in for a treat.
Add to all that the MIDI library coupled with the intuitive features of EZbass and you have a powerhouse of creative possibilities. Welcome to the new holy grail in your arsenal of instruments for EZbass.
- A meticulously captured high-end bass
- Sampled with finger and slap articulations in two different positions: bridge and neck
- Includes a wealth of presets for a broad range of gospel-inspired tones – from warm and round to bright and edgy
- Comes with a ‘Clean DI’ (direct input) preset option for both the bridge and neck samples
- Includes a custom MIDI library inspired by traditional and modern gospel music
Flawless elegance down to the tiniest detail.
When scouring the world of basses associated with the gospel scene, clearly one brand and model blatantly stands out: the MTD USA 535 Andrew Gouche AG5* To many, this is the ultimate incarnation of a perfect bass, embodying both a matchless playability and a tonal range that fills the entire frequency range to the brim.
“To me, this instrument displays the apex of craftsmanship. Playing it literally feels like driving a new high-end car. A bass with that feel and a lush, full-bodied tone is the definition of what’s needed in a genre where the bass as an instrument truly is allowed to play a leading role,” comments Magnus Melkersson, EZbass lead R&D technician.
*All other manufacturers’ product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Toontrack.
THE SOUNDS &
The bass in the Gospel EBX was captured with the same scrutiny as the instruments included in the core EZbass library and covers all the subtle articulations you need in order to produce stunning performances. Seeing as the finger playing style is the absolutely predominant one in any facet of gospel music, the bass focuses solely on capturing that to its fullest extent. In addition to the regular ‘bridge’ striking position, the library also includes samples played closer to the neck. In effect, this provides you with two fundamentally different sets of tonal characteristics of the same instrument – one bright and direct and one noticeably more warm, round and mid-focused.
The presets in the Gospel EBX were engineered to provide mix-ready tones suitable for the entire range of gospel-inspired music. Each individual preset involves amp and cab simulation as well as various degrees of saturation and effects. In order to give you full flexibility of using any external processing, DI options are available as well.
“Ask a gospel player to define the sound of their genre and the reply is likely ‘everything.’ And to no shame, gospel has literally run like a silver thread through the fabric of our musical history, influencing everything in its way. You can hear the vibe in anything from soul and R&B to hip-hop, rock, pop and anything in between. With that in mind, I dove into a bottomless pool of inspirational music with the intent of coming out with a collection of tones that shared the one common denominator of gospel according to many, including me: rich, hearty and robust,” comments Ulf Edlund, lead EZbass sound designer.
The MIDI in the Gospel EBX was designed to provide you with a broad palette of basslines inspired by anything from traditional gospel to modern, fusion-inspired gospel. With the onboard tools and features of EZbass, you can easily modify this MIDI to seamlessly fall into place in any context of your own songs.
1.2 GB free disk space, 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended).
A working EZbass 1.0.8 (or above) installation.