Ample Sound releases Bass Riffer NEW UPDATE (v2.5.1 updates)

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Jason Washburn
KVRist
414 posts since 18 Jul, 2007 from Quebec, Canada

Post Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:31 am

UPDATE:

Update your Ample Basses to v2.51

Changes:
-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 bugs:
-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.

All updates are free of charge for owners of corresponding Ample Bass. Users can get their updates through the MyAmpleSound page: http://www.amplesound.net/en/account.asp







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Ample Sound has released free version 2.5 updates for all six of its virtual bass instruments.

The updates include a new module, Riffer, a riff generator featuring MIDI edit of stringed instruments, multiple formats conversion, automatic riff creation, etc. The initial update includes 500 classic riffs.


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String Roll – Original notation of stringed instrument

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.

As shown in the image, these 4 lines represent 4 bass strings. Text on the notes represents pitch, Color represents velocity, and length represents duration. Four independent attributes - articulation, legato, vibrato, bend - are shown as icons above. Additionally, any noise including fret buzz, finger slapping or any other special performing skills could be written on the FX-line, which is below the 4 bass strings.

Information shown on the notes can be switched to various parameters such as pitch, fret, pitch + fret, velocity, duration, off velocity.

The user can easily use the graphic curve above to create a bend. Pitch wheel messages generated can also be used for bend in other virtual instruments.

Swing, Velocity Humanization, Velocity Proportion and other real-time parameters can give controllable humanization for quantized MIDI notes.

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Dice - Automatic Composing

Select the number of notes, key, chord or scale, style, range of velocity, click the dice and a main riff will be created. It is not simply a random algorithm, it summarizes the rules of scale and groove of different styles through analyzing a bunch of music scores.

Multiple Formats Conversion:

Writing and composing in the Riffer, users no longer need to worry about complex fingering, articulation and expression. They can directly drag the riff to a MIDI track of their DAW. Every fingering, articulation, and expression will be automatically converted to MIDI keyswitch and controller. Riffer humanizations can also be included in MIDI.

The user can also import their own MIDI files and tabs into Riffer without any loss (for tab to riff).

Other news in 2.5 Update:

Ample Metal Ray5 Bass adds some new samples. Users need to install the full installer to upgrade.
New Tab Player UI, added Tab to Riff feature.
User need to install Bass_Riffs_Installer for the presets.

Update Celebration Event

all six Ample Bass are 25% off from March 3rd to April 3rd for both individual and bundle purchase.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E1wMeiczdk

Thank you!!!!!
Last edited by Jason Washburn on Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:43 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Burillo
KVRAF
3472 posts since 15 Nov, 2006 from Hell

Re: Ample Sound releases Bass Riffer for Virtual Bass Instruments (v2.5 updates)

Post Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:51 am

this is very cool and is something along the lines of what Rayzoon were planning to develop (the mythical "Jambassist"), only without the "artificial intelligence" part. does it support only Ample Bass MIDI output, or can it be used with other bass instruments, like e.g. MODO Bass?
From Russia with love

noddog
KVRist
62 posts since 4 Mar, 2015

Re: Ample Sound releases Bass Riffer for Virtual Bass Instruments (v2.5 updates)

Post Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:46 pm

The Riffer is very cool! But only max of two bars?? Kinda strange because the Tab portion of the instrument has up to 8 bars.

Any future plans to expand the Riffer to more bars? Or the ability to at least stack 2 bar riffs together to create an 8 bar riff.

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KVRian
1055 posts since 28 Jun, 2012

Re: Ample Sound releases Bass Riffer for Virtual Bass Instruments (v2.5 updates)

Post Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:32 pm

Yes we will expand the Riffer to more bars in near future.

zimmerabc
KVRist
46 posts since 9 Sep, 2006

Re: Ample Sound releases Bass Riffer for Virtual Bass Instruments (v2.5 updates)

Post Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:18 am

Hi,
how many different patterns can be triggered
in one bass patch?
Any Videos?
Best regards

Jason Washburn
KVRist
414 posts since 18 Jul, 2007 from Quebec, Canada

Re: Ample Sound releases Bass Riffer NEW UPDATE (v2.5.1 updates)

Post Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:45 am

UPDATE:

Update your Ample Basses to v2.51

Changes:
-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 bugs:
-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.

All updates are free of charge for owners of corresponding Ample Bass. Users can get their updates through the MyAmpleSound page: http://www.amplesound.net/en/account.asp

Remember, 25% off all Ample Basses until April 3.

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