Thursday, April 10, 2014

D. Smolken's Double Bass for Kontakt

D. Smolken was kind enough to allow me to create a Kontakt 5 instrument using his excellent double bass samples. You can find the samples along with SFZ mappings and lots of info and demos here .

Revamped D Smolken Double Bass - Kontakt

The up and down Arco layers are now round robin rather than keyswitched which makes the instrument easier to use and generally sound better.

D Smolken Double Bass - Kontakt

It has 5 keyswitches:
F4 is Arco (Bowed) Up, G4 is Arco (Bowed) down, F#4 Arco Effects such as creaks, groans and harmonics (he really sampled this bass)
A4 is Pizzicato (Plucked) with four round robins. G#4 is the Pizzicato Effects.

This instrument has Arco samples up and down in 5 velocity layers and sampled roughly every third note. Also there are Pizzicato samples in 3 velocity layers and again roughly every third note but with 4 round robins and instrument sound effects for both arco and pizzicato.

The original samples are © 2013 D. Smolken. This multisampled double bass by D. Smolken is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Consider this Kontakt version to be the same.  This instrument can be used commercially as long as credit is given to D. Smolken.

2 comments:

  1. Double Bass for Kontakt is stylish.

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  2. Great post......In my view Bass music is an umbrella term that refers to various styles of music including drum and bass, bassline, dubstep and UK garage, among others. The phrase began to be used in response to the blending of sounds between these genres. The key characteristic shared among these genres are an emphasis on basslines, groove and rhythm.Fingerstyle for pop songs

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