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.


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