Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Project16 Bass Version 2
Some time ago, Project16 sampled his Rickenbacker 4001 Bass. Available as Kontakt and SFZ instruments, you should definitely pick them up if you haven't already. They are among the best free Basses available anywhere and I think they stack up well against commercial libraries.
Project16 redid many Fingered and Picked samples in even higher quality before a rope broke. While this session was never finished, Project16 gave me permission to use the over 1400 samples he had recorded and edited. Using the script and shell by Mickaël Ménager, I've created a new Kontakt instrument called Version 2 to differentiate it from the great Kontakt instruments created by AKJ using the original samples. The two are quite different and both are worth trying.
This instrument has over 1400 samples, every note sampled across three octaves (the top and bottom notes are stretched a bit for extended range) and 5 velocity layers.
The Keyswitches are:
C: Fingered Bridge Pickup
C#: Fingered Bridge Pickup Muted
D: Fingered Both Pickups
D#: Fingered Both Pickups Muted
E: Fingered Neck Pickup
F: Picked Bridge Pickup
G: Picked Both Pickups
A: Picked Neck Pickup
Let's call this a standard Creative Commons License with a request for credit to Project16.