Manytone Upright Bass
The Manytone Upright Bass...
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$29.95 - Downloadable Manytone Upright Bass
Price: $49.95 - Downloadable Acoustic Bass Bundle. (Includes the Manytone Acoustic Electric Bass Sampleset)
The links to download the product will be sent by email within 24 hours of placing your order. (Usually much sooner)
WusikSnd format - 24 bit Sampleset
The Manytone Upright Bass includes both a DI soundset and a Mic'd soundset, such that the layering of these soundsets can produce unique tones. It also includes many diverse presets for ManyStation and WusikStation version 2 and up.
The Soundsets (but not the presets) will also load in ManyOne, EVE, and other sample players that load the WusikSND format.
Soundfont format - 16 bit SF2
No presets are included with the SF2 version as different SF2 players all use different formats, but the Manytone Upright Bass soundsets are ready to load into any Soundfont player and are natural and ready to use as is, or you can easily create a few of your own presets.
VSampler VSTi/DXi - 24 bit instrument
The VSampler version includes some professionally crafted mappings, created for ease of use and great sound in the Vsampler VSTi or DXi. There are also controller assignments that add to the features of the bass. For example, some programs in the bank use MIDI controller #15 to blend the Mic'd and the pickup sets, thus allowing you to easily layer the sets as your mix requires. Programs are also included for the individual mic and pickup sets. Thanks goes to Anil K. Jain, who knows his VSampler very well, for mapping this fantastic VSampler bank.
Kontakt format - 24 bit instrument
We have put special effort into developing a Kontakt format for the ManyTone Upright Bass, taking advantage of Kontakt's scripting capabilities. Click here to read more about the Kontakt version.
C-1 - knock on bass body
C#-1 - slap low strings
D-1 - slap all strings - See above
D#-1 - slap high strings - Useful for simulating rockabilly bass, or to decorate sparse funk grooves.
E-1 - light string slap
F-1 - light release noise - See above
F#-1 - loud release noise - Put at the end of low notes to imitate the buzzing sound that strings make when they are released.
G-1 - D staccato rake - See above
G#-1 - G staccato rake - This is a technique used in a lot of upright and electric bass playing, especially in walking bass and funk basslines. The staccato rake is basically a short open string tone, which usually goes a 16th note or so before an accented note. It's really an important bassism, but very much a "feel" thing.
A-1 - pluck muted strings
A#-1 - fret noise - Place these during pitch bends or in between two notes to simulate the sound of the bassist's finger sliding on a string. These nuances add realism to your basslines.
B-1-G#1 - Slides
A1 - E harmonic
A#1 - A harmonic
B1 - D harmonic
C2 - G harmonic - Instead of playing a normal high G most bassists, especially Jazz bassists, replace it with this G harmonic, which is a shortcut to play the note in tune.
C#2 - high D harmonic
D2-C#6 - sustained tones - Long, sustained tones
D6-G9 - staccato tones - The sampled staccato notes are useful because they include the natural release noise that strings make.