Hi everyone, During the summer, I’ve taken advantage to have a free house, and I’ve spent a lot of time sampling various instruments. This instrument has been created from an electric Sire V3 Bass played through an Ampeg simulator and recorded with an AKG C1000 and an SM58, using light compression and EQ from Logic Pro and a DI sound Palmer. I’ve mixed the two sounds and processed the samples inside RX7 to clean hum and various noises. The electronics on the Sire V3 called “Marcus Heritage 3 with Middle Frequency Control” allows several pickup combinations and tone sculpting. You can select three modes I’ve recorded with the key switches A4 B4 and C5 The mod wheel controls the Pro53 low pass filter. Inside the library, there are four custom patches with the same key switches. I hope you like it. Julian — Made with Kontakt 6.6.1 –
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An attacky e-bass with extras
On this relatively big download you will find five different patches of an electric bass, four of them being having pre-applied effects in some way. In all of them, you initially get no sound, since you have to select the pickup via one of the three provided keyswitches, coloured in red. It would be nice if the first one was the default.
I also kept getting a missing sample error, but I found that the sample exists, but it has some non-standard symbols on the name (Sire V3 mod 3.17┬ιg#). I tried renaming the file and saving the location, but I kept getting the error every time. It won't remember the location, but it works if you select it.
- The normal patch features a very attack-heavy sound with a weak tail and a long release. By selecting a different pickup you can clearly listen to a big clean change in the sound signature.
- The Delayed patch can be very chaotic and you don't have any control over it.
- The Distorted one is not that distorted, it seems compressed with some soft-clipping crunch.
- The Dystopian is a drone-like sound with a very short sustain and somewhat short release.
- The Pad is an interesting, slightly evolving and looping sound with some delayed action.
The GUI might trick you that there are some extra settings there to mess with, but it's just a picture that tries to give you info about the pick-up selectors. I'd love to have some extra control over those sounds, but I'm sure many people will find those useful.
some great patches but overall not really for me
Ill start by saying that on each of these patches you need to hit one of the key switches before you start playing. I thought it wasn't working at first but once i hit a key switch it started working. It should definitely open default on the first key switch to avoid confusion. As a guitar player, nothing can really substitute real guitar or bass playing for me because of the subtle nuances, little slides and transitions between notes of the real thing. With that said this can still definitely work well as aa sound design type bass.
The first patch was really punchy, almost like an 808. I think this one could be useful in both soundtracks and pop/hip hop stuff.
The delayed patch definitely gives an interesting delayed texture that we don't often see with bass instruments.
The dystopian patch creates a really nice sub drone reminiscent of movie trailer music.
These three patches were the highlight for me. Im not in love with this library but i still think some of these patches are really cool and useful.