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Loopmasters releases Danny Thompson Double Bass
Loopmasters has released Danny Thompson Double Bass, a sample library featuring Danny Thompson, one of the world’s leading Double Bass players.
Danny’s dedication to the double bass has given him a rich tapestry of musical knowledge, which meant that he was in a unique position to record this collection of exquisite and versatile loops and samples for you to use in your musical productions, royalty free. The collection features Danny’s inimitable playing style and sound throughout – a much sought after commodity.
Danny has recorded this collection with his bass, Victoria, which was made by the French maker Gand in 1865. For Danny she is invaluable and will never be out of his life. “Yeah, my absolute beloved. I’ve tried other instruments but we come as a pair, a partnership. I know every crack, every splinter on her body.” Danny and Victoria were recorded using Neumann U47 and KM84 microphones, through a Focusrite IS A430 Mic-pre and a RCA Valve mic-pre. A little of the pickup sound was mixed in – just for seasoning and some very subtle compression was added using a Neve 33609 and a little EQ from a Neve 1073.
Danny Thompson Double Bass features
- 374 double bass loops and phrases.
- 360+ MB of main ZIP content.
- Tempos 70-160 BPM.
- Different playing styles. Included are lyrical phrases, a wide range of bass lines, walking parts, glisses and slides, plus some bowed bass parts and there is even a separate bank of 23 slides and FX.
- 3 Velocity-layered patches for different soft samplers: a multi patch of Danny’s bass which features 4 velocity layers, a multi patch of slides & FX and a multi of the bowed bass.
Danny Thompson Double Bass is available to purchase for £34.95 GBP.