Ample Sound releases Ample Bass J plugin

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Ample Sound has launched Ample Bass J, a new electric bass instrument plug-in modeled on a Jazz Bass guitar, hand-crafted by renowned Fender Master Builder, John English (1950-2007).

Ample Sound Ample Bass J (ABJ)

It sounds wide and deep. It is imbued with both modern taste and Fender’s traditional characteristics. Ample Sound used their techniques on every possible procedure: recording, editing, programming etc., trying only to deliver every detail of the original sound and vibration of this master built bass to the users.

ABJ has a 3.71 GB sample library which is naturally recorded on every single fret. No destructive editing and dynamic processing are applied (which leaves more room for users’ modification).

Ample Bass features 14 bass articulations: Sustain, Palm Mute, Natural Harmonic, Hammer On & Pull Off, Legato Slide, Slide in & out, Pop, Slap, Tap, Accentuated, Staccato and Dead Note. The Legato articulations can be used to achieve legato notes of any duration, pitch and polyphony.

Ample Bass J features

  • Redesigned Tab Player for bass tab. All articulations and notations are supported by the tab player. Realistic Tab playback can be achieved through fine parameter adjustments and humanizations.
  • Auto Buzz System. Buzz noises can make bass performance more expressive and realistic. Ample Bass buzz system enables users to arbitrarily control of start position, duration and amplitude of a buzz. Alternatively, Ample Bass could also randomize the whole buzz sound process.
  • Groovy Single-Note Bassline. Repetitive one-note basslines are a common technique in bass performance, particularly in the rock genre. Ample Bass contains a unique method of delivering one-note bass lines, One-note loops have been recorded for every fret with a groovy, tasty feel and lossless quality as the tempo is changed. No more bland and robotic ‘machine gun effect’.
  • Slap & Sustain in one MIDI Track. Using keyswitches, users can switch between Sustain (normal group) and Slap and Pop on the fly. Ample Bass also provides a “combined keyswitches” feature, which allows users to play both Slap and Pop articulations on specific strings. For example, you could assign the Slap articulation to the G and D strings, and the Pop articulation to the A and E strings.
  • Alternate Tuning. Ample Bass supports alternate tunings to the lowest note of a 5-string bass.
  • Carefully designed left hand techniques and sample groups.
  • Legato with variable duration, pitch and polyphony.

Ample Bass J for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available for purchase for the introductory price of $95 USD until December 12th, 2014 (regular $119 USD).

More information: Ample Sound / Ample Bass J

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Samplephonics launches Neo Soul Guitars & 66 Wavestation Sample Presets

Samplephonics has announced the release of Neo Soul Guitars, a sample library featuring guitar loops by Andy Baker.

Samplephonics Neo Soul Guitars

Neo Soul guitars is a sumptious collection of beautifully played and expertly recorded guitar loops and samples, taking us back to the days of analogue recording, girl groups with class & style and a funk driven rhythm so groovy you can’t help but shake ya booty!

Producers of house, pop, RnB, soul and funk – this sample library is a must have in your collection. Packed full of timelise hooks and catchy riffs, the loops are just begging to be sliced and diced like the sadistic little riffs they are!

Recorded through a stunning vintage Neve 1081 Pre amp this exquisite sample pack shows off the vast range of tones available from Andy’s delicious Fender Tweed Valve Amp showing that this man really is a modern guitar god!

Neo Soul Guitars is available for purchase for £34.70 GBP.

Samplephonics has also launched 66 Wavestation Sample Presets, a collection of presets featuring sounds sampled from the world renowned Korg Wavestation synthesizer.

Samplephonics 66 Wavestation Sample Presets

This expertly crafted sample library was given the gift of life in a secret boutique studio in down town Detroit, USA and with each unique sampler patch containing an exquisite selection of the finest modulating and harmonically rich chords we’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing, you know this collection will slam on any system it graces!

Perfect for house, techno, garage & beyond this truly bespoke collection harnesses the raw power of ‘Vector synthesis’ ensuring your next production stands head & shoulder above the competition. So, expect to hear the richest of wave forms, the lushest of modulations, the most flexible of chords and the widest of ripping saw tooths available on the market today.

What more, this collection accommodates everyone with formats available for EXS24, Reason NN-XT, Kontakt, Ableton Sampler, Maschine, Motu MachFive, Steinberg Halion and SFZ as well as being 100% royalty free.

The Wavestation sample pack is available for download for £5 GBP.

More information: Samplephonics

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ELBySoniQ releases ’62 Pbass GrooveMachine – SP1

ELBySoniQ has announced the release of ’62 Pbass GrooveMachine – Soulplayer One, a hybrid instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring the retro sound of a custom ’62 Fender Pbass.

ELBySoniQ '62 Pbass GrooveMachine - SP1

ELBySoniQ introduce you to the ‘62 Pbass Groove Machine Soulplayer One from the Groove Machine Series, a 1.95Gb NI Kontakt loop library, recorded with a customized Fender® P-bass, played between the bridge and the pickup to give the sound more bite and darkness. The bass guitar is equipped with a swamp ash body, LaBella flatwound strings, vintage dual coil SPB-1 pickup and string dampers for a sustain-less punchy tone.

The theme of the loop library from the Groovemachine series is about the sound and the type of loop patterns. The majority of these loops are basic building block loops, which should be used for playing progressions and or broken loop patterns by playing it like single notes. You can use it creatively to create different patterns in combination with the other loop patterns which could end up till over 30.000 combinations.

This loop library fits in genres such as pop and soul and can also be used as songwriting tool and for inspiration. All the key switches could be automatized by your midi sequencer in your preferred DAW.

’62 Pbass GrooveMachine – SP1 features

  • 1.92 Gb uncompressed in aif format.
  • 974 stereo samples (665 samples are loop patterns) 24 bits, 44.1 kHz.
  • Automatic sync to host bpm tempo.
  • Recorded in 12 keys.
  • 55 select-able groove patterns via dropdown menu’s.
  • 2 octave sustained single note section ranging from Low E to E3.
  • Transition note section also in 12 keys ranging from Low E to D#1.
  • Hammer-on in the velocity range 123..127 in the sustained note section.
  • 4 round robin one finger note attack harmonics.
  • 3 round robin one finger note stop harmonics.
  • Bass tone shaping and saturation FX with on/off buttons.
  • Frontpanel for engaging Cabinet, Compressor and Chorus with on/off button.
  • FX interface with adjustable knobs for Cabinet, Compressor and Chorus.

The ’62 Pbass GrooveMachine – SP1 for Kontakt is available for purchase for the introductory price of 45.50 EUR / $59.90 USD (regular 68.75 EUR / $89 USD).

More information: ELBySoniQ / ’62 Pbass GrooveMachine – SP1

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Puremagnetik releases Mark Two Berlin

Puremagnetik has launched Mark Two Berlin, a distinctively unique and versatile instrument recorded from a restored Fender Rhodes MKII.

Puremagnetik Mark Two Berlin

Mark Two Berlin was salvaged from a Berlin collector and brought back to life after many months of restoration. It joins Puremagnetik’s Mark One Brooklyn in a league of electric piano instruments with a charm all their own – for those seeking real world character over perfection.

The Mark Two Berlin had 21 pickups completely replaced with new electronics, a few damper replacements and multiple tine adjustments and tunings. It was routed direct into a Zen modded Golden Age Pre 73 and recorded chromatically with 3 velocity layers per key.

The Live, Logic and Kontakt versions all come with 60 looped clips. The Live version includes Midi clips while the Logic and Kontakt versions contain Apple Loops.

Mark Two Berlin features

  • An expertly multisampled Rhodes Mark II instrument.
  • A collection of professionally performed looped clips.
  • 60 SIAL and Apple Loops for Logic Pro.
  • Custom KSP Kontakt interface for easy editing.

The library is available for purchase for $15 USD. Requires Ableton Live 9.1 and higher, Logic 10 and higher, or Kontakt 5 and higher.

More information: Puremagnetik / Mark Two Berlin

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Karoryfer releases Emilyguitar & Growlybass free sample packs

Karoryfer Emilyguitar

Karoryfer has released two free open-source sample libraries.

Emilyguitar features an Epiphone Emily the Strange model strung with thick flatwound strings.

After a few bass libraries, we’ve gone for a guitar. There are a lot of guitar samples out there intended for lots of styles of music guitarists like, from Latin jazz to metalcore, but this library is for music guitarists really hate, from hip-hop to EDM.

It’s designed to be easy to use for producers who don’t necessarily know a lot about guitars and don’t need a whole lot of different articulations, control over left-hand position, note off groups etc. Instead of all that you get a fat, percussive sound that’s great for crisp rhythms.

Emilyguitar features

  • Samples of an Epiphone Emily the Strange guitar with flatwound strings.
  • A total of 323 24-bit 44.1 kHz WAV samples.
  • Notes sampled every minor third.
  • Four velocity layers and three round robins.
  • String release noises with four round robins.
  • Various percussive and fingering noises with five round robins.
  • Six different SFZ mappings – four for single notes and two for chords.
  • 98 MB download size.

Growlybass features the sounds of a sampled Squier Jazz bass guitar.

Karoryfer Growlybass

We’ve released several bass libraries already, but these samples were played by someone who is the complete opposite of our usual bass sample guy. She not only has very good hair, but also actually listens to music that has bassists playing basses.

These samples are not polite and have a ton of character. The strings get plucked hard and rattle against the frets. The bass (a Squier Jazz) is a classic design and the tuning is standard, so this is our best library for an archetypal bass guitar sound which could never be mistaken for anything else.

Growlybass features

  • Samples of a Squier Jazz bass guitar with roundwound strings.
  • A total of 310 24-bit 44.1 kHz WAV samples.
  • Notes sampled every minor third.
  • Sustained notes with four velocity layers and four round robins.
  • Staccato notes and string release noises with one velocity layer and five round robins.
  • Pick scrapes with four round robins.
  • Seven different SFZ mappings.
  • 159 MB download size.

Both libraries are free to download (SFZ mappings are included).

More information: Karoryfer

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