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Karoryfer releases Fashionbass for SFZ

Karoryfer Fashionbass

Karoryfer has released the Fashionbass open source bass sample library.

The notes are sampled every minor third with five velocity layers and three random round robins. There are also release samples (every minor third with four round robins) and percussive and fingering noises (five round robins). All together that makes 426 24-bit 44.1 kHz wav samples and a 301 MB download.

Four different SFZ mappings are included – the regular mapping which is the most realistic, one without release samples, a three-voice unison mapping with all the round robins playing at once, and a shifty five-voice unison mappings which uses higher samples pitched down to create the extra voices. The samples can be used with Plogue Sforzando and should also work with other SFZ-compatible samplers.

Fashionbass features

  • Samples of a Killer KB-Simmony bass guitar.
  • A total of 426 24-bit 44.1 kHz WAV samples.
  • Notes sampled every minor third.
  • Five velocity layers and three round robins for every note.
  • String release noises with four round robins.
  • Various percussive and fingering noises with five round robins.
  • Four different SFZ mappings with varying degrees of realism.
  • 301 MB download size.

The library is available as a free download.

More information: Karoryfer / Fashionbass

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Positive Grid introduces New JamUp

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Positive Grid has announced an update to JamUp, its flagship guitar and bass multi-effects app for iOS.

New JamUp with Acoustic Simulator
New JamUp includes an Acoustic Simulator that turns any electric guitar into realistic acoustic tone, featuring Acoustic Imaging, Acoustic Pro Simulator, Acoustic EQ and Acoustic Reverb.

New JamUp includes three new Expansion Packs: Vintage Effects, Acoustic Pro, and Gurus Amps®, built-in BIAS integration with free factory amp, new designed graphic interface, comprehensive preset manager, and new JamUp Store.

New JamUp represents the best solution for the mobile musicians. In conjunction with a high quality guitar interface for iOS the iPad or iPhone, it delivers anything a guitar or bass player could dream of in terms of an incredible selection of amp tones, effects and programmability for any situations: rehearsing at home, backstage, recording and live performance.

“New JamUp is the celebration of three years since the original JamUp hit the market, so we created a full blown new version”, said Jaime Ruchman, Marketing Manager at Positive Grid. “Musicians can now revive the classic tone and feel of vintage amps and effects, and this time we were able to collaborate with Gurus Amps to create unique sounding amp tones. New JamUp proves how easy, professional, and fun it can be when integrated as an endless platform”.

Changes in JamUp

  • Vintage Effects Expansion Pack — Features 8 most vaunted and valuable guitar effects revisiting the times when the modern guitar tone was born, whether for innovation, inspiration, sound, sheer popularity, or all of the above, each unit can make the perfect cut! The included models are based on: *Dallas Rangemaster® Treble Booster, *Electro Harmonix® Small Clone, Big Muff, Knockout Attack EQ, *Boss® DM-2 Analog Delay, *Voodoo Labs® Vibe, *Fulltone® OCD Overdrive and *Demeter Tremulator Tremolo.
  • Introducing the unique acoustic imaging technology: Acoustic Expansion Pack — Featuring Positive Grid’s acoustic imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to a undersaddle or soundhole pickup. This is the complete acoustic tone solution for both acoustic and electric guitar players. It comes with the new and premium Acoustic Simulator that any electric guitar into realistic acoustic tone. The included models are: Acoustic Imaging, Acoustic Pro Simulator, Acoustic EQ and Acoustic Reverb.
  • Gurus Amp Expansion Pack — Positive Grid partnered with Cicognani Engineering who developed 3 extremely powerful Amps. The Guru Amps Models provide all the juice needed to fuel the guitar tone with sweet’n’deep crunch styled sound. All from a light squeeze of overdrive to full on classic distortion and everything in between. The included amp models are based on Gurus Naked amplifier’s Sexy Channel, Crunch Channel and Lead Channel. We choose to collaborate with Gurus Amps because this Italian company made the World first Tube Amplifiers specifically designed for live use of external digital devices running emulation software. Thanks to their innovative iChannel®, Gurus Amps can express the best of both worlds, analog and digital together.
  • BIAS Custom Amp — JamUp now comes with free Positive Grid’s BIAS amp; users can taste the powerful BIAS tone inside JamUp and go deeply into full customization with the optional BIAS-app on iPhone and iPad, bringing the amp modeling world to a whole new level.
  • New graphics, preset manager, Dropbox support and more — The redesigned graphical interface makes JamUp look even better. JamUp adds a useful and intuitive preset manager to order, edit and delete presets, and users can now backup presets via Dropbox.

The update is available for both JamUp XT (free) and JamUp Pro XT ($19.99 USD) from the iTunes App Store. Both apps offer the same sound engine, and both are compatible with the JamUp Plug ($19.99 USD), JamUp Plug HD ($99.99 USD) and most iOS guitar audio interfaces.

More information: Positive Grid / JamUp

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Dream Audio Tools releases Repetitive Bass Volume Two: Acoustic

Dream Audio Tools has launched Repetitive Bass Volume Two: Acoustic, an instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring acoustic bass repetitions and tones.

Repetitive Bass Volume Two: Acoustic

Repetitive Bass Volume Two: Acoustic features bass repetitions and tones from a pretty musical acoustic bass sampled using both direct (piezo) and microphone inputs, to offer the best sonic flexibility.

Half notes, quarters, eights repetitions and a set of sustained notes have been recorded for each input. We also sampled separately 4th string and 1st/2nd strings repetitions and sustained tones. The balancement direct/microphone can be adjusted within the interface according to taste. Repetitive bass volume two: Acoustic features also a set of designed effects for each patch, including Reverb, Delay, Chorus and Reamp/Cabinet.

Repetitive bass volume two: Acoustic is the ideal compendium for styles like aoustic pop/rock, ethnic, acoustic jazz, cinematic and every time you need to add a lively non-electric bass flavour to your composition.

Repetitive Bass Vol 2: Acoustic features

  • Tempo synced.
  • Authentic mix-ready acoustic bass tone.
  • Sampled both direct (Piezo) and Microphone inputs.
  • All samples are 24 bit/48 Khz.
  • 8 designed .nki patches.
  • Separate multisampled sets for 4th string and 2nd/1st string.
  • Direct and microphone signal balance adjustable for each patch to get the preferred tone.
  • Multiple designed effects activable (reverb, delay, chorus, reamp/cabinet).
  • Low memory usage, laptop ready.

The sample library is available for purchase for 16.90 EUR. Requires full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.3 or higher.

More information: Dream Audio Tools

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SoundCues releases GuitarMonics for Kontakt

SoundCues has announced the release of GuitarMonics, a new all-harmonics guitar sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

SoundCues GuitarMonics

Featuring acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and electric bass guitar, GuitarMonics offers a (nearly) chromatically-sampled trio of virtual instrument covering a 3 to 4 octave range.

GuitarMonics was created with two reasons in mind. The first is the idea that strong harmonic notes on stringed instruments are typically limited to certain frets without resorting to a more complex playing style. The second reason is that this focus on harmonics created unique instruments in their own right, outside of many of the standard guitar instruments on the market today.

GuitarMonics features 3 dynamic layers, 5x round robin, multiple pickup selections, at 24-bit / 48kHz.

The GuitarMonics Collection costs $119 USD, with individual GuitarMonics libraries sold at $39/$49 USD each. An introductory 20% discount through June 13th, 2014.

More information: SoundCues

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Iridium Iris Software updates Reality Bass to v1.1

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Iridium Iris Software has released version 1.1 of Reality Bass, a virtual bass guitar instrument for Windows.

Iridium Iris Software Reality Bass

Added to this new version is a new pattern maker section to create your own patterns which can be dragged and dropped into a track in the sequencer. This makes it easy to quickly build up a song.

Changes in Reality Bass v1.1

  • A Pattern Editor – Create patterns directly in the VST.
  • Users can save their patterns.
  • New sampled 5th string (B-string).
  • Harder attack possibilities with harder samples.
  • Added more Round Robins.
  • Chorus section.
  • Improved equalizer.
  • Better graphical knobs with numeric displays.
  • Added factory presets.

The plugin is available for Windows (VST), priced at 26 EUR / $36 USD.

More information: Iridium Iris Software

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Karoryfer releases free Swagbass and Ergo EUB sample packs

Karoryfer has announced the release of the Swagbass bass guitar and the Ergo EUB electric upright bass, two free sample libraries.

Karoryfer Swagbass

Swaggbass

The world’s most swagged-out bass sample library. A bold claim, but D. Smolken didn’t just record, edit and map these samples – before he did any of that he also glued fake Louis Vuitton fabric to the bass.

Underneath that is an uncommon combination of modern active electronics, a long scale, and a 10-year-old set of dead flatwound strings. That makes this a great bass for hip-hop, pop and R&B, especially combined with low tuning – CGDA, an octave below cello, but the low C string is also sampled tuned down to A.

The notes are sampled every minor third across a range of four octaves with three velocity layers and four round robins. There are also string muting noises triggered on key release (sampled every minor third with three round robins) and various percussive noises (with a clearly excessive five round robins). All that adds up to 331 24-bit samples in wav format.

Karoryfer Ergo EUB

Ergo EUB

One huge solid stick of mahogany, four long and thick strings, a piezo pickup and not much more – that’s the Ergo electric upright bass we sampled. Though across its natural range the instrument is mainly a portable substitute for the acoustic double bass and the advantage of portability disappears when using samples, its simplicity and solid construction allow it to produce stable notes when tuned extremely low.

Both arco (bowed) and pizzicato (plucked) articulations are included. Arco has four velocity layers and two to four round robins per note, pizz has three velocity layers and three-four round robins. The lowest notes sampled for both are E an entire E below the E on a standard-tuned bass. Though it’s easy to create frequencies that low with synthesis or by slowing down or pitch-shifting higher-frequency samples, samples of strings or any other physical objects actually vibrating at notes this low are rare.

Sure, it can be used as a bass. The lowest notes are huge, and also useful for constructing enormous cinematic drones and thuds. They’re also great for running through all sorts of effects. The possibilities are enormous – we are offering this download less as an instrument to be used as is and more as source material for creating your own sounds.

The sample libraries are available to download at no charge.

More information: Karoryfer

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Audio Assault releases Bass Grinder plugin

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Audio Assault Bass Grinder

Audio Assault has announced the release of Bass Grinder, an effect plug-in geared towards metal bass.

No need to tweak, just plug Bass Grinder into your bass guitar track and enjoy instant mix ready tones that cut through your mix effortlessly and give you that powerful aggressive
low end you were always looking for.

Bass Grinder keeps it simple, using any of it’s 12 amplifiers and 20 cabinets it gives you over 240 kick-ass sounding rig variations, leaving you to focus on the songwriting process and save time on your mix.

Bass Grinder is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS), priced at $29.99 USD. A bundle with Grind Machine is $49.99 USD.

More information: Audio Assault

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