PRESENT, ARTICULATE, AND FULL—THESE SEMI-HOLLOW BODY BASS SAMPLES ARE IDEAL FOR POP, COUNTRY, AND ROCK
These samples are from the Gibson Midtown* bass, whose semi-hollow body character adds depth to the articulation of the high-definition pickups. Each bass note is sampled individually, with its pitch “flattened” during the decay (using Melodyne) to counteract the pitch changes that occur during a physical string’s decay. This prevents beat frequencies with other instruments, which otherwise would make the low end less solid and tight. The samples are not looped, but decay naturally.
This instrument does not use switched multisamples. Instead, to avoid the sometimes abrupt sound of sample-switching, filter and amplitude synth modules are velocity-sensitive. The end result is an organic, dynamic sound that responds like a synth bass, but has the rich, warm sound quality of an electric bass. What’s more, these samples are recorded without compression or EQ, to provide users with maximum flexibility for their own projects.
Pop Bass delivers the most popular, universal bass sounds for pop, country, and rock—sweet, defined, and present. For complete information about all of this pack’s features, please read the documentation—and check out the audio/video demo!
To avoid compatibility conflicts and file path issues, these samples load as programs into the free TX16Wx sampler by CWITEC—an excellent, flexible sampler with a very low CPU footprint. It supports Mac OSX 10.7 and above, 64-bit AU/VST2VST3/AAX; Windows 7 64-bit and above, VST2/VST3/AAX.
* Trademarked by Gibson, and used with permission.