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Warren Senders, Boston bassist and vocalist, filled up SONiVOX's studio with his upright bass sonorities. Like Warren himself this bass has some spit and attitude which will definitely liven up your jazz, pop, and fusion tunes, according to SONiVOX. Dual velocity, the soft strikes are clean and warm and the hard strikes punchy and popped.
Reviewed By MeldaProduction
June 18, 2009
So this is one of the thousands instruments from the company, which has kind of simple marketing strategy - single VSTi equiped with different samples every time, and for a very reasonable price. First, I consider this one very good for that price. It is a single instrument only - just an acoustic bass, you can vary effects, that's it.
How it sounds? I think pretty good. I never tried such an upright bass. Great thing about it is, that you can open it and play. No need apply 10 effects to get just a little reasonable sound. It just feels right.
Next GUI - well it is pretty big, like any other instrument though. I hate instruments, which you open and you just see a huge piano or drumset, because it is completely useless and you have to skip it anyway. This one contains a big bass image, but reasonably big :). And all other controls are inside the window, everything is where it should be.
I dislike the preset management though - it has only 11 predefined presets (but that's enough, it's just a bass after all), you can save your own presets, but the problem is that the preset load button is so tiny... It is really pain in the ass to get your mouse at the position.
There is no need to talk about docs or customer support, since it isn't obviously very important in such a small thingy.
CPU usage and stability - well, very good I guess. No crashes at all, and it takes about 1-3% CPU, which is good IMHO.
One other thing is kind of problematic - the demo limitations. Well, it works only 3 days without the licence, which in my opinion is not enough. I evaluated their electric piano too, seems good, but I didn't buy it, since I had no time to check it properly. So folks, before trying this one out, take a few days off ;).Read more