Eq, chords, pickup, hits, all that can be adjusted. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers. A good example is Paul McCartney's bass sound on 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'— this was reputedly a damped Ricky 4001 with flat-wound strings. 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. The articulations are bloatware that will never be used resulting in a disk killing 12. It loads up as a libray in kontakt, and there is only one Â instrument, the bass.
I try to apply to this bass an kontakt inserts script, from usualy kontakt factory presets, to be exact I tried to make it. Use keyswitches to limit the string choice or to move the active playing position placement of left hand. The automatic string selection is tailor-made to work well with every articulation. Unpack the download, launch the setup and click through a series of next, next, finish dialogs. It features an extensive set of playing techniques including sustains, mutes, harmonics, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides and more. How do I play it? Select a default release type and use a keyswitch to toggle between the chosen default behaviour and other types. However, there's nothing to stop you going 'under the hood' and tweaking the full range of parameters for those effects if you feel the urge! No more hitting just one key on the keyboard and have a simple slide like Trilogy.
Really takes a lot of practice! The benefit of both instruments sharing a common library is that tonal consistency is assured if you have undamped and palm-muted versions loaded together and wish to feature both playing styles in the same piece. All four strings of the original instrument have been sampled in nine velocities, resulting in more than 4,000 individual studio-grade samples. To provide all the intricacies of an actual electric bass guitar, Jay-Bass takes full advantage of the unique scripting features of Kontakt, resulting in a performance that is virtually indistinguishable from a real professional bassist. The scripting for trills and buzz trills has been considerably improved from previous Scarbee basses, which offered only short trills of preset speed and length. A knob sets the change in percentage that a pickup noise will occur or not. Authentic articulations and playing techniques include hammer-ons, pull-offs, grace notes, various trills, mutes, harmonics, pickup hits, fret noises and much more, most of which are automatically triggered based on the note material.
However, if you were to play a bass phrase over and octave and a half, say, three times, the first phrase could easily start off on a different string than the second phrase, resulting in a different sound brighter or duller and so on. 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. With all the features, options, and tweakability, this is a great choice for a superb sounding bass instrument. It generates backing patterns from user defined chords. It can be as deep or as simple as you want it, and no matter how you use it, the sound will remain top notch.
Either or both pickups can be selected, and, true to the original instrument, a 'Rick-O-Sound' switch engages both pickups, panning the bridge pickup hard right and the neck pickup hard left. To ease the programming of realistic bass parts, the Kontakt engine articulates your sequence with hammer-ons, pull-offs, grace notes, fret notes and even pickup hits. That made me finally even though I love the sound switch to Trilian. You can modify presets and save your own. I can't deny a frisson of eager anticipation whenever Native Instruments release a virtual instrument with the Scarbee branding.
For more information, please visit This is a Press Release. The full strings of the bass were sampled in order to reproduce the timbre changes that occur when you move between low and high frets — giving you rich, natural sound with all the overtones. Utilizing recordings of the full strings of a late 70s Jazz bass, this instrument reproduces the timbre changes that occur when you move between low and high frets on the string of a real bass. His sound design brand has become synonymous with quality and playability, and his sampled instruments have become the first choice of many top producers and musicians all over the world. Both the undamped and palm-muted instruments share identical sets of 25 factory presets that ably demonstrate the sonic range this instrument can produce with no external plug-in assistance. Select a default release type and use a keyswitch to toggle between the chosen default behaviour and other types. 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.
Scarbee was just too much work. The sound can be best described as having the joy and playfulness of a bouncing ball; it drives a track along with great authority and its tone seems to fill the frequency spectrum, yet it has the magical ability to leave other instruments in the mix plenty of room to breathe. So, that leaves you doing three things at the same time. Crunchy is a powerful and mildly distorted bass sound specially produced for rock oriented music productions. The legato slides were sampled at three speeds, the choice of which is determined by the key velocity.
Based on the Scarbee Red Bass, it makes extensive use of the advanced scripting features introduced with the. These particular models of bass often crop up in sample libraries and virtual instruments, though for some reason the Rickenbacker is a comparative rarity. By Nick Magnus The 'Ricky' bass sound graces many a classic track. Like I said, everything can be accessed from the main screen of the instrument, so it keeps it streamlined and ready to go. Heavy is an edgy and hard bass sound specially produced for heavy rock oriented music productions. It sounds and feels very expressive and natural.
It sits proudly, but never clouds the picture. Of course if you mean using it just as a midi controller, I can try that out for sure. It features an extensive set of playing techniques including sustains, mutes, harmonics, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides and more. It was only a matter of time before someone would redress the balance, and as a fully paid-up prog rocker, I couldn't be more pleased that Scarbee have risen to the challenge. Rickies have provided the signature sound of bassists across a hugely diverse range of musical styles, from Bruce Foxton of the Jam to Chris Squire of Yes; their throaty, almost guitar-like tone is instantly recognisable, and remains the definitive bass sound for many progressive rock bassists. For a quick demo I tossed a Midi of Continuum by Jaco Pastorius sequenced and re-arranged by Reinhard Bock in Ableton Live to see how the bass sounds without doing any tweaking.
Use keyswitches to limit the string choice or to move the active playing position placement of left hand. While the most frequently used articulations sustain, hammer-on, pull-off, grace notes are available directly from the playable keys, additional keyswitched articulations, such as trills, buzz trills, mutes and pickup claps, are also provided. . Scarbee Jay Bass costs 79 Euros to download from the Native Instruments web site. Ahhh, I see you did some research from our previous post session. I am also a bit discouraged to use Scarbee with Kontakt because loading time is long.