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ANAHEIM, CA — After more than a year of meticulous recording by leading producer Chris Hein, Best Service a leading developer and distributor of soundware products introduces Chris Hein Bass. EASTWEST, exclusive U.S. distributor of Best Service products, featured the collection at NAMM 2008.

Chris Hein Bass presents 12.7 GB of exceptional bass sounds, some of which feature the powerful tones of a Music Man StingRay electric-bass–both picked and slapped; a LeFay fretless bass as well as the sounds of a unique upright bass. For a playing style that will fit any musical genre, the upright bass is played with three different sets of strings: steel-strings for the classic jazz sound; nylon-strings for a high-fidelity sound and gut-strings for that old-school swing sound of the 40‘s.

Chris Hein Bass‘ Kontakt 2 Player Audio Engine offers users the opportunity to create bass sounds that surpass the options a real bass can provide. The collection supplies users with 112 MIDI-controllable features including the groundbreaking repetition-hotkeys, fall-control, keys-vibrato, bridge/center playing, pickup micro-blending, expression-samples, pinch-harmonics, automatic-mode, slide-mode, chord-mode and more. To incorporate more sound variations to the natural, basic bass instruments, Chris Hein Bass also includes an IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX Uno bass-amp plug-in.

“For the first time, all the nuances and playing techniques of the bass are implemented into one virtual instrument collection,” says Doug Rogers, founder and CEO of EASTWEST. “The sonic fidelity and variety that Chris Hein Bass presents makes it a must for any composer‘s sound collection.”

The collection retails for $449.95 and is available in the following formats: PC: VST 2.0, RTAS, and stand-alone; Mac: AU, VST 2.0, RTAS, and stand-alone.