Reese is the word as SampleScience releases the free VST Gorilla Bass plugin

SampleScience Gorilla Bass
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SampleScience has released Gorilla Bass, a free plugin (there’s also a pro version) that serves up heavy Reese bass sounds for drum & bass, jungle, 2-step, garage and more.

The sounds are said to be ready to use right away, having been processed and mastered so that they’re ‘production-ready’. That said, they’re on the heavy side - expect sonic brutality rather than subtlety here.

The free version comes with 15 sounds and weighs in at 135MB, while the Pro version has 34 sounds and takes up 338MB of space. There are three voice modes - polyphonic, monophonic and legato - as well as a multi-LFO, room reverb and amplitude range controls. 

Gorilla Bass runs as a VST/AU plugin for PC and Mac, though Catalina and Big Sur aren’t supported. You can download the free version or pay $20 for the pro version on the SampleScience website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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