While many have tried to digitally emulate this iconic sound, few have come close. Just like on a real bass, playing near the bridge provides a more pronounced upper frequency tone, and playing closer to the neck results in a more round tone. Emulating the world famous Rickenbacker 4003, which is considered to have , this Kontakt multi-sampled instrument delivers the same character and versatility of the original instrument, while packing new sonic variations. I would give you the link but you have to do some work that I don't think you're smart enough to figure out. This is very handy if you plan to play live or record patterns and variations in real time.
With high quality bass sounds at your fingertips, you can easily transform any song from mediocre into a sonic masterpiece. Recorded with a handmade Muckelroy bass through the best tube preamp for maximum fatness and punch, you can expect this instrument to sound like the real thing. In addition, you can play with over 100 patches of synth basses. If a sampled bass can capture the imagination and provide hours of pleasure through simply being played on its own, it must have something going for it. Synth Emulations: many of the tools on our list are attempts to reproduce the sound of famous hardware synths or real bass guitars.
The Palm Mute instrument simulates the effect of using the damper bar on the tailpiece of the original bass, removed by the majority of Ricky players! An easy download and installation of new. It was recorded direct and has a wonderful harmonic character that sits just right in a mix. Replicating a real bass guitar is a tricky thing but luckily there are some great solutions. Once you run out of options, you can also buy add-on packs with extra instruments. Of course if you mean using it just as a midi controller, I can try that out for sure. What sets this tool apart from the original, and other reproductions, are a bunch of new interesting features which include a sequencer, arpeggiator, randomizer, and a gritty distortion unit. His sampled instruments have become the first choice of top producers and musicians worldwide.
The company was founded in 2010 by Ilya Efimov - a well known composer, songwriter, producer, and jazz pianist from Russia. Software Synthesizer Instruments: synth-based plugins reproduce sounds using a variety of digital waveforms to recreate sounds of realistic instruments or modern bass sounds. I marked it in red in the picture below. To put Black Bass's intelligence to the test, I pulled out my bass guitar and ran through a few classic bass lines, analyzing finger positions, and then played the lines on keyboard for comparison. Installation is as simple as dragging the files to your hard drive.
To complement the quality of the oscillators, the effects and filters add a smooth polish to model the sound to your taste. By Nick Magnus The 'Ricky' bass sound graces many a classic track. Next up you will select your strings. By outlining them for you, we hope to have given you a good idea of which ones will be suitable for you. You can even apply muting to the strings and have complete control over every aspect of it. Nevertheless, I look forward with eager anticipation to Scarbee's next product; personally, I'd vote for a Rickenbacker electric 12-string.
Did you ever play with Broomstick bass? Heavily Scripted What really makes Black Bass so extraordinary is its advanced Kontakt scripting. I can't deny a frisson of eager anticipation whenever Native Instruments release a virtual instrument with the Scarbee branding. Black Bass automatically selects between right-hand-index-finger and right-hand-middle-finger samples. This instrument is based on the Fender Precision bass, and promises to give you a very realistic bass sound. Once you select from one of the 14 different bass guitar models, you start by selecting your play style.
Just like Scarbee Bass above, the Ilya Efimov bass plugins require Kontakt in order to be used, although you will need the full version to support these bass sounds. One nifty feature is the random riff generator which will create a brand new lick for you based on analyzing different musical scores. With Black Bass, Scarbee takes an evolutionary leap to the next level with more-intensive sampling and programming and a much-easier-to-use interface. The bass sounds here are very natural. Select slap style and every stroke will sound different - just like a real bassist.
The Rickenbacker Bass is one of my favorites, and it sounds incredible. Substance is their new powerful bass engine. Even creating patterns on the step sequencer is extremely simple and intuitive. Multi-Sampled Instruments: these instruments are composed of many different samples and layers of the same instrument. Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the preparation of this article but neither Sound On Sound Limited nor the publishers can be held responsible for its contents.
Another nice tool is ChordPulse. For example, a piano would be sampled multiple times on the same note to capture the different velocities and timbres that each variation creates. They really have thought of everything here and every attribute contributes to the final sound in an organic and realistic way. So the question is, how do you get it right? Crunchy is a powerful and mildly distorted bass sound specially produced for rock oriented music productions. Make sure to also check out by Native Instruments. Users can, of course, save their own presets, and for the reason I've just mentioned, a preset copy function would have been handy for transferring user presets from one instrument type to the other.
It is basically a sound of a player hammering right-hand fingers on strings when playing hard. Conclusion As you can see, there is a huge variety of Bass plugins on the market, all with their own strengths and unique features. If you leave the heavy amps and processing on the sound, you get one of the cleanest and warmest sounding electric basses on the market. Let me know what you think about the review, or about the instrument itself. Runs in full version of Kontakt 5.