Ilya effimov and OTS...wonder which one would you guys recommend? If there are other better ones, kindly recommend. Thanks.
+1. I own it and it's really good.I haven't tried it but the Ilya Effimov sounds really good in the demo tracks, I've been eyeing that one for a while (and on sale now for 30% off). I have one of his fretted basses and it's really playable and sounds great, so hopefully the fretless is just a good.
After hearing some official audio demos from amplesound website, I think I'll fall back to Ilya Efimov or OTS.Ample Sounds just came out with one today. I haven't listened yet, so can't make any comments, as I don't buy bass libraries (I'm a bassist) and use MODO Bass for early mock-ups regardless of final intended bass choice (I can get pretty close to anything with that product).
For previous libraries, the Jaco library from Orange Tree Samples was pretty good, but I don't know how it holds up next to newer choices; just that it sounded more convincing to me than what is in Omnisphere (probably due to miking choices and the like, as well as source instrument and player).
I like the IE fretless for that more elastic, almost sinewy sound that bassists like Karn and Palladino are known for, and the OTS Jaco for a mellowed, more rounded tone.
Of course, a lot of that can depend on which plugin amp modelling and FX I'm using too...I've managed to get an almost fretless tone from MODO with judicious use of FX.