Waves Bass Slapper v9.92



The most elaborate and realistic-sounding slap bass plugin ever created, allowing you to create all the nuances and articulation of a seasoned bass player.

Slap bass is one of the most popular styles of bass playing. Over the years there have been many attempts to sample the sound and recreate it as a virtual instrument, but nothing has come close to the sound of recording a great bass player who has mastered this technique.


Until now.

Waves Bass Slapper lets you recreate on your keyboard the realistic nuances of a dexterous bass player, with complete control over every note and articulation, including thumbing, popping, hammer-ons, pull-offs, open strings, legato sounds and dead notes.

Bass Slapper includes the world’s most extensive sample library of special bass guitar sounds, with slides, left- and right-hand mutes and harmonic strums. The instrument’s intuitive position and articulation controls let you determine precisely where to play on the fretboard, when to switch strings, which strings to thumb or pop, and more.

For endless tonal possibilities, Bass Slapper features studio-grade stompbox effects, detailed tone controls from vintage warmth to modern punch, and your choice of clean DI or authentic amp sounds.

From funk and soul to rock, hip hop, metal and beyond, Bass Slapper puts convincing slap bass sounds at your keyboard-playing fingertips, anytime, anywhere.

  • The world’s most extensive slap bass sample library
  • 11 interactive playing positions with automatic string switching
  • Full 5-string articulations: thumbing, popping, mutes & more
  • Real-time MIDI controls
  • Customizable Keyswitch Editor
  • Studio-quality effects & authentic amp simulation
  • Detailed tone controls with 4-band EQ, sub octave, low boost
  • Authentic amp & clean DI tones
  • Plugin or standalone instrument
  • NKS-ready for NI Komplete Kontrol and Maschine

Latest Updates


  • Added: Waves instruments now allow saving presets in the preset menu of Komplete Kontrol and Maschine.
  • Added: New H-Reverb hardware preset '70 Tiled Room'.
  • Removed: Unsupported surround components from the plugins list in Ableton Live and Reason.
  • Removed: WNS Noise Suppressor's "Suggest" from automation enabled controls.
  • Fixed: Prompt to locate Waves plugin folder no longer appears for every account on Mac computers with multiple user-accounts.
  • Fixed: Control responsiveness while moving plugin controls via Ableton Live's interface.
  • Fixed: Modifying plugin parameters no longer blocks keyboard communication with Ableton Live.
  • Fixed: Long plugin scan and loading times in Logic Pro X on computers that are not connected to the internet.
  • Fixed: Possible crashes in Logic Pro X when loading sessions with Waves plugins and Soundtoys PanMan.
  • Fixed: Waves instruments no longer appear in Pro Tools' AudioSuite menu.
  • Fixed: The Sustain pedal on Grand Rhapsody Piano's GUI no longer gets stuck when clicking on it.
  • Fixed: Electric 88 Piano's 'Tune' parameter values for 'Drive Through' and 'Driving Home' presets under Komplete Kontrol and Maschine.
  • Fixed: AudioTrack possible level spikes when bypassing or switching presets.
  • Fixed: Q10 Equalizer link between L and R faders now properly works on touchscreens.
  • Fixed: DeBreath processed audio is no longer delayed when used in Pro Tools' AudioSuite.
  • Fixed: Greg Wells VoiceCentric & MixCentric possible CPU spikes under REAPER while no audio is passing through the plugins.
  • Fixed: GTR Solo issue in Pro Tools where some stomp control positions may not be correctly recalled when loaded in a session.
  • Fixed: Waves Tune Real-Time possible wrong display of scale note during automation.
  • Various other bug fixes.

Bass Slapper (V9) - System Requirements


Intel Core i5 / i7 / Xeon

8 GB free disk space on the system drive

Operating System
10.10.5 - 10.13.0

Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

Support for Visually Impaired Users
Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4
VoiceOver Utility enabled
Pro Tools 12.7
Logic 10.3.1
Please note: Preset management via the WaveSystem Toolbar is currently not supported (will be added soon).


Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core

8 GB free disk space on the system drive

Operating System
Windows 7 with SP1 64 bit
Windows 8.1 64 bit
Windows 10 64 bit

Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024


Bass Slapper (V9) - Supported Hosts

TDM is no longer supported by Waves v9.6 or later.


Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.8.2 (AAX Native 64-bit)
Logic Pro X 10.2 - 10.3.2 (Audio Units)
Digital Performer 9.1.2 (Audio Units)
Ableton Live 9.2.2 - 9.7.4 (VST 64-bit)
Nuendo 7.0.20 - 8.0.10 (VST3)
Cubase 8.0.30 - 9.0.3 (VST3)
Main Stage 3.2 - 3.2.3 (Audio Units)
Garage Band 10.1.0 - 10.2 (Audio Units)
Studio One 3.1 - 3.5.2 (VST3)
REAPER 5.18 - 5.22 (VST3)
Reason 9.5 (VST)
Maschine 2.6.6 - 2.6.10 (VSTi only)
Komplete Kontrol 1.8.3 - 1.9.1 (VSTi only)


Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.8.2 (AAX Native 64-bit)
Ableton Live 9.7.0 - 9.7.4 (VST)
Nuendo 7.1 - 8.0.10 (VST3)
Cubase 8.0.30 - 9.0.3 (VST3)
Sonar Platinum (VST3)
Samplitude Pro X3 (VSTi)
Sequoia 13 - 14 (VSTi)
Studio One 3.3.4 - 3.5.2 (VST3)
FL Studio 12.4.1 - 12.5 (VST3)
REAPER 5.40 (VST3)
Reason 9.5 (VST)
Maschine 2.6.6 - 2.6.10 (VSTi only)
Komplete Kontrol 1.8.3 - 1.9.1 (VSTi only)

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