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Scarbee announces Blue Bass

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Scarbee has announced Blue Bass, a sample library made for Kontakt 2 & 3.

Blue Bass is really fun to play in real life – it has expression like no other bass I own, going from mellow, deep groove to agressive growling and barking. The bass sound recorded is probably the most used on albums world wide, suitable for any musical style from country, rock, pop, latin, jazz, reggea to funk, says bass player and producer Thomas Hansen Skarbye.

Scarbee Blue Bass
Scarbee Blue Bass

Blue Bass was designed to be very easy to play live. Almost all articulations can be triggered without any keyswitches. Eg. legato playing triggers hammer-on and pull-off, legato playing with sustain pedal pressed triggers slides, fast legato playing triggers grace notes.

Blue Bass features

  • All four strings sampled, more than 4 000 samples and up to 9 velocity layers to capture the full timbre of the bass.
  • Real-time playable – with the exception of cross hammering and trills all of the articulations in the list given further below can be triggered without the need for any keyswitches.
  • A powerful user interface pushing the Kontakt user interface to its limits: a fretboard display gives an overview of the playing position and for each string what fret and articulation (displayed as a unique symbol) that are used – dynamically updated as you play.
  • Each string is monophonic so new notes abort earlier notes, giving a perfectly realistic bass.
  • Automatic string selection – play and the script selects the most suitable string for you.
  • Automatic alternation of right hand index and middle finger samples (can also be controlled using keyswitches).
  • Convenient keyswitch mode – a keyswitch affects the following note or remains active as long as it’s pressed – making it easy to quickly return to the default mode of operation.
  • Slide mode – play a note legato while holding the sustain pedal pressed to trigger a slide.
  • Chord mode – makes it possible for notes to be automatically assigned to the right strings even if the notes of a chord don’t arrive exactly at the same time.
  • Control over release samples – random alternation between more or less tight (how quickly they are dampened) release samples where the proportion of each can be controlled by the user.
  • The sound of Mr. Scarbee’s own fingers.
  • Bass recorded DI to give you maximum flexibility in the sound production.
  • EQ and Effect Presets – direct in the instrument user interface.
  • Integrated documentation for all settings – direct in the instrument user interface.

Scarbee Blue Bass will be shipping spring of 2008, and will cost $99 USD. An expansion set, Blue Bass – Slap EXP (thumb and plucked style) is scheduled for release in 2008.

Visit Scarbee for more information.

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Scarbee releases Vintage Keyboard FX v2.0

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Scarbee Vintage Keyboard FX

Scarbee has released version 2.0 of Vintage Keyboard FX, a virtual rack packed with outstanding models of a range of different vintage analogue effects processors.

The user interface engine has been totally redesigned by Scarbee’s Alfonso De Prisco and Thomas Serafini from Overloud who has used same GUI engine for their reverb Breverb.

Changes in VKFX v2.0

  • Universal Binary format (Mac Intel compatible), VST format (Mac Intel compatible) added, RTAS format PC/Mac (Mac Intel compatible) added.
  • Preset loading on MIDI program change.
  • Working Audio Unit automations.
  • Display showing preset names.
  • Undo/Redo buttons are now lit when the corresponding actions is available.
  • Changes in speed knob labels that act as offset controls in sync mode.
  • User interface engine redesigned.
  • D6-C filter/EQ plugin included in installers (Mac Intel compatible), with redesigned UI engine.

Vintage Keyboards FX is available for Windows PC and Mac OSX (VST/AU/RTAS) for $199 USD (free update to registered users of VKFX).

Visit Scarbee for more information and a link to download a demo of VKFX v2.0.

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Scarbee updates Black Bass and Red Bass to v1.1.3

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Scarbee Red Bass

Scarbee has released version 1.1.3 of Black Bass and Red Bass, two sample libraries for Kontakt.

Changes in v1.1.3

  • A brand new velocity layer (66 samples/100 MB) with harder attacks for D- and G- strings. The samples are mapped from velocity 125-127 and are played a bit closer to neck to give it extra bark/growl – suitable for explosive fingered attacks! (Only BB and BB Amped 1-4!)
  • The A-1 key can be used to sustain notes in Black Bass/Red Bass. Pressing it is equivalent to pressing the sustain pedal for other instruments.
  • Minor fixes of the script.

Visit Scarbee for more information and audio demos.

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Scarbee releases Red Bass

Scarbee has released Red Bass, a Kontakt sample library built on the samples of J-Slap’n Fingered, but reprogrammed to take advantage of Scarbee’s highly advanced scripting technology originally developed for Black Bass.

Scarbee Red Bass
Scarbee Red Bass in Kontakt

Red Bass has three pick-up settings: Bridge, Both and Neck, all recorded in both a fingered and slapped version – without the use of compression, tubes or EQ to ensure maximum flexibility in the sound production.

Red Bass was designed to be very easy to play live. Almost all articulations can be triggered without any keyswitches. Eg. legato playing triggers hammer-on and pull-off, legato playing with sustain pedal pressed triggers slides, fast legato playing triggers grace notes.

Scarbee Red Bass features

  • Real-time playable – with the exception of cross hammering and trills all of the articulations in the list given further below can be triggered without the need for any keyswitches.
  • A powerful user interface pushing the Kontakt user interface to its limits: a fretboard display gives an overview of the playing position and for each string what fret and articulation (displayed as a unique symbol) that are used – dynamically updated as you play.
  • All four strings sampled.
  • Each string is monophonic so new notes abort earlier notes, giving a perfectly realistic bass.
  • Automatic string selection – play and the script selects the most suitable string for you. Use keyswitches to limit the string choice or to move the active playing position (placement of left hand).
  • Automatic alternation of right hand index and middle finger samples (can also be controlled using keyswitches).
  • Convenient keyswitch mode – a keyswitch affects the following note or remains active as long as it’s pressed – making it easy to quickly return to the default mode of operation.
  • Slide mode – play a note legato while holding the sustain pedal pressed to trigger a slide. The velocity will determine the slide speed. Slides use real interval transitions sampled in three different speeds for realism.
  • Chord mode – makes it possible for notes to be automatically assigned to the right strings even if the notes of a chord don’t arrive exactly at the same time.
  • Control over release samples – random alternation between more or less tight (how quickly they are dampened) release samples where the proportion of each can be controlled by the user.
  • The sound of Mr. Scarbee’s own fingers.
  • Bass recorded DI to give you maximum flexibility in the sound production.
  • EQ and Effect Presets – direct in the instrument user interface.
  • Integrated documentation for all settings – direct in the instrument user interface.

Scarbee Red Bass is available as a download, or on DVD for $199 USD (ex. VAT).

Note: Currently it’s $133.33 USD, since Scarbee is having a 5 day Autumn Sale (Oct 15-Oct 19) with 33% off on all products.

Visit Scarbee for more information and audio demos.

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Scarbee releases Black Bass Amped 1-4 for Kontakt 2

Scarbee has released Black Bass Amped 1-4, four reamped versions of the successful Black Bass library for Kontakt 2.

Each has its own distinct sound and is designed to fit certain musical styles. The amped editions provide an easy way to get the sound that you want out-of-the-box without the need for expensive amp simulators or tweak amp settings.

Scarbee Black Bass Amped 1
Scarbee Black Bass Amped 1 for Kontakt 2

Other than the looks and the sound the amped versions work just like the original D.I. release (check for specs) – they are equipped with the same sophisticated script and programming.

The four versions:

  • Black Bass Amped 1, rock and pop oriented music productions. The amp and cabinet used for Amped 1 is a classic setup giving you a powerful and tight bass sound
  • Black Bass Amped 2, specially produced for heavy rock oriented music productions. The amp and cabinet used for Amped 2 is a classic setup giving you a powerful and hard bass sound
  • Black Bass Amped 3, specially produced for rock oriented music productions. The amp and cabinet used for Amped 3 is a classic setup giving you a powerful and mildly distorted bass sound
  • Black Bass Amped 4, specially produced for R&B and pop oriented music productions. The amp used for Amped 4 gives you a fat and crispy bass sound

Each Black Bass Amped product will cost $99.00, or $69.00 for a crossgrade from another Black Bass edition.

Visit Scarbee for more information and audio demos.

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Scarbee releases Black Bass for Kontakt 2

Scarbee Black Bass

Scarbee has released Black Bass, a 2.8GB sample library for Kontakt.

The Scarbee Black Bass was recorded with flatwound strings to get the warm and creamy sound of the 70s disco and funk bass lines, and D.I. to give maximum flexibility in the sound production. It features an extensive set of playing techniques.

Features

  • Real-time playable – with the exception of cross hammering and trills all of the articulations in the list given further below can be triggered without the need for any keyswitches
  • A powerful user interface pushing the Kontakt user interface to its limits
  • All four strings sampled, each string is monophonic so new notes abort earlier notes, giving a perfectly realistic bass
  • Automatic string selection – play and the script selects the most suitable string for you.
  • Automatic alternation of right hand index and middle finger samples (can also be controlled using keyswitches)
  • Convenient keyswitch mode – a keyswitch affects the following note or remains active as long as it’s pressed – making it easy to quickly return to the default mode of operation
  • Slide mode – play a note legato while holding the sustain pedal pressed to trigger a slide
  • Chord mode – makes it possible for notes to be automatically assigned to the right strings even if the notes of a chord don’t arrive exactly at the same time
  • Control over release samples – random alternation between more or less tight (how quickly they are dampened) release samples where the proportion of each can be controlled by the user
  • Pickup-hits – randomly inserted where they are most likely to occur in real-life playing
  • The sound of Mr. Scarbee’s own fingers
  • Bass recorded DI to give you maximum flexibility in the sound production
  • EQ and Effect Presets – direct in the instrument user interface
  • Integrated documentation for all settings – direct in the instrument user interface

Scarbee Black Bass is now available for purchase at $99 (ex VAT).

Visit Scarbee for more information and audio/video demos.

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Scarbee 7 year anniversary sale (50% discount)

Scarbee is celebrating its 7th anniversary with a 50% discount for all products, valid one day only: June 1st 2007.

Scarbee 7 year anniversary sale

So, you still have two days to check the full Scarbee product catalog for interesting sample libraries, virtual instruments and plug-ins.

Visit Scarbee for details or go directly to the shop.

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