ManyTone Upright Bass / ManyTone Acoustic Electric Bass
The Kontakt versions of the ManyTone Upright Bass and ManyTone Ovation Acoustic/Electric Bass feature a script which allows you to adjust the blend between the mic and pickup tones entirely within a single soundset. The Kontakt script also allows you to pan these two signals, to obtain rich, stereo bass tones. Another of the distinguishing factors of the Kontakt versions of the ManyTone Upright Bass and the ManyTone Ovation Acoustic/Electric Bass is that they preserve the original 24-bit samples from the ManyTone versions--unlike the SoundFont versions, which are 16-bit due to the natural limitations of the format.
Both these products are compatible in Kontakt 2 as well as Kontakt 3. You must own Kontakt in order to use these instruments.
ManyTone Fretless Bass
As well as containing the standard mapping for the Manytone Fretless Bass, the Kontakt version includes a preset which utilizes Kontakt’s sample cycling functionality. This way, cycling between the index finger and middle finger samples is automatic. Presets using this capability have “(cycle)” at the end of their name. Presets which use keyswitching have “KS” at the end of the preset name. The Kontakt version also has a custom skin (GUI).