Ample Sound has released an update for its Ample Bass virtual bass guitar instruments, with improvements to the Riffer riff generator featuring MIDI edit of stringed instruments, multiple formats conversion, automatic riff creation, and more.

Riffer uses the notation invented by Ample Sound – String Roll. Traditional tab can only write quantized MIDI. It only records fingering without directly showing important information such as pitch, velocity and so on. While a Piano Roll can show MIDI in good detail, it cannot avoid using keyswitches and MIDI controller for fingering, articulation, expression of stringed instruments, resulting in messy notation.

String Roll preserves the composing details of MIDI while it can clearly show fingering, articulation, expression, and even noise in string performances. Every note has 8 attributes – pitch, velocity, length, off velocity, articulation, legato, vibrato and bend, with which the user can make a delicate lick.

Changes in Ample Bass v2.51

  • Added 300 new riffs.
  • Smoother interval between notes.
  • Riffer Preference parameters now can be saved.
  • “A#6” for Riffer play toggle.
  • Changed the default riff export mode to “StrMan”.
  • Changed some Riffer Metronome settings.
  • Changed the default cycle mode to “Round Robin”.
  • Fixed the bug that exported bend and vibrato would crash Logic Pro.
  • Fixed the bug that sound can not be stopped when Dice window is open.

The updates are free of charge for owners of corresponding Ample Bass instruments (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX). Users can get their updates through the MyAmpleSound page.

All Ample Bass products are on sale at a 25% discount until April 3rd, 2017.

More information: Ample Sound