Upcoming ManyTone Fretless Bass (Now Released)

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Gregjazz
"The" Jazz
4374 posts since 18 Aug, 2004 from California, United States

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:49 am

As our upcoming fretless bass library progresses, approaching completion, I wanted to share specific details concerning this product. I'm really excited about this release, since it's one of the more extensive libraries we've made, as you'll see from the mapping information I am about to list.

First, a brief audio demo: http://www.manybass.com/audio/fretlessdemo1.mp3

Finally, here is the complete mapping information for the soundsets:

Fretless Soundset 1: Sustained tones
Db-2 - E-2: Pull-off noise
F-2 - G#-2: Hammer-on noise
A-2 - B-1: Harmonics
C0 - Eb0: Space reserved for keyswitches
E0 - Eb3: Sustained notes (index finger)

Velocity layer 1: Sustained
Velocity layer 2: Subtle vibrato
Velocity layer 3: Wide vibrato
E3 - Eb6: Sustained notes (middle finger)
Velocity layer 1: Sustained
Velocity layer 2: Subtle vibrato
Velocity layer 3: Wide vibrato
E6 - Bb6: Fret slides

Fretless Soundset 2: Staccato tones
G-2: String slap
Velocity layer 1-4: Soft through hard string slaps
Ab-2 - B-2: Muted thumb pull
C-1 - Eb-1: Muted single string slap
E-1 - G-1: Mutes (index finger)

Velocity layer 1: Muted strings
Velocity layer 2: Half-muted strings
Velocity layer 3: Open string rakes
Ab-1 - B-1: Mutes (middle finger)
Velocity layer 1: Muted strings
Velocity layer 2: Half-muted strings
Velocity layer 3: Open string rakes
C0 - Eb0: Space reserved for keyswitches
E0 - Eb3: Staccato notes (index finger)

Velocity layer 1: Short staccato
Velocity layer 2: Long staccato
E3 - Eb6: Stacatoo notes (middle finger)
Velocity layer 1: Short staccato
Velocity layer 2: Long staccato
E6 - Bb6: Fret slides

Fretless Soundset 3: Half-step bends
C-2 - D-2: Slow through fast swoops on E string
Eb-2 - F-2: Slow through fast swoops on A string
Gb-2 - Ab-2: Slow through fast swoops on D string
A-2 - B-2: Slow through fast swoops on G string
C-1 - D-1: Slow through fast falls on E string
Eb-1 - F-1: Slow through fast falls on A string
Gb-1 - Ab-1: Slow through fast falls on D string
A-1 - B-1: Slow through fast falls on G string
C0 - Eb0: Space reserved for keyswitches
E0 - Eb3: Upwards half-step bend

Velocity layer 1: Quick bend
Velocity layer 2: Slow bend
E3 - Eb6: Downwards half-step bend
Velocity layer 1: Quick bend
Velocity layer 2: Slow bend

Fretless Soundset 4: Whole-step bends
C-2 - D-2: Slow through fast swoops on E string
Eb-2 - F-2: Slow through fast swoops on A string
Gb-2 - Ab-2: Slow through fast swoops on D string
A-2 - B-2: Slow through fast swoops on G string
C-1 - D-1: Slow through fast falls on E string
Eb-1 - F-1: Slow through fast falls on A string
Gb-1 - Ab-1: Slow through fast falls on D string
A-1 - B-1: Slow through fast falls on G string
C0 - Eb0: Space reserved for keyswitches
E0 - Eb3: Upwards whole-step bend

Velocity layer 1: Quick bend
Velocity layer 2: Slow bend
E3 - Eb6: Downwards whole-step bend
Velocity layer 1: Quick bend
Velocity layer 2: Slow bend

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GermanFafian
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355 posts since 12 Dec, 2006 from Cologne, Germany

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:55 pm

Fretless :shock:
Gotta get my Jaco hat on and get ready :hyper:
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Gregjazz
"The" Jazz
4374 posts since 18 Aug, 2004 from California, United States

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:28 pm

GermanFafian wrote:Gotta get my Jaco hat on and get ready :hyper:
I'll have to do a demo showing off the staccato samples. You can do really cool funk Jaco type lines. The staccato has both index and middle finger samples, so you don't have to worry about the machine gun effect at all.

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twolegstoneworks
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1349 posts since 12 Jun, 2003 from Denmark

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:22 pm

Where do I sign? ;) Sounds smooth as butter.
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future-bit
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244 posts since 23 Jan, 2008

Post Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:40 am

I am shaken. Perfectly sounds!

luxth
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906 posts since 31 Dec, 2004

Post Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:29 am

great news Greg.

I think will be another cool release. I'm just out of a track where i used manybass and loved the result.

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andywright67
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1310 posts since 24 Dec, 2004 from UK

Post Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:55 pm

Cool stuff. Will any additional articulations be added to the original MB pack at some point to cover as above in the fretless?

:)
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Gregjazz
"The" Jazz
4374 posts since 18 Aug, 2004 from California, United States

Post Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:42 pm

andywright67 wrote:Will any additional articulations be added to the original MB pack at some point to cover as above in the fretless?
I know what you mean, the fretless is a lot more extensive. But the soundsets in ManyBass cover a wider tonal range, as well as things like slapping and picked.

I am still thinking about future soundsets to put on ManyBass.com. Although the priority is not as high as releasing the fretless bass, for example, we still plan on providing new material for customers on the ManyBass website.

dbender
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242 posts since 26 Feb, 2007

Post Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:55 pm

Gregjazz wrote: we still plan on providing new material for customers on the ManyBass website.
Cool! Bring 'em on! :)

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andywright67
KVRian
1310 posts since 24 Dec, 2004 from UK

Post Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:40 am

Gregjazz wrote:
andywright67 wrote:Will any additional articulations be added to the original MB pack at some point to cover as above in the fretless?
I know what you mean, the fretless is a lot more extensive. But the soundsets in ManyBass cover a wider tonal range, as well as things like slapping and picked.

I am still thinking about future soundsets to put on ManyBass.com. Although the priority is not as high as releasing the fretless bass, for example, we still plan on providing new material for customers on the ManyBass website.
8)

Thx

Reverend Rhythm
KVRAF
2842 posts since 21 Feb, 2003 from Woodstock, GA USA

Post Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:36 pm

The demo sounds great! I am really looking forward to this.

butter
KVRian
1161 posts since 22 Feb, 2004 from Seattle, WA

Post Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:26 pm

metal wrote:Where do I sign? ;) Sounds smooth as butter.
Thanks! That's what the ladies do say about me. :P

Sorry, couldn't help it...

Radjo
KVRist
64 posts since 16 Apr, 2005 from right here with red eyes

Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:26 pm

butter wrote:
metal wrote:Where do I sign? ;) Sounds smooth as butter.
Thanks! That's what the ladies do say about me. :P

Sorry, couldn't help it...
That's not what I heard. I was sitting by their table and I'm sure they said "Soft" as butter. :P

Hey Greg and Paul, this sounds incredible and the mapping looks very interesting. I am assuming one can load all 4 sets into ManyBass and they all work together?

Are you also releasing this one for Kontakt? (Although I use ManyBass for my bass tracks a lot more than Kontakt, my bandmate uses Kontakt)

How large is this bass in megabytes?

Can't wait for this, more demo mp3s please!

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Gregjazz
"The" Jazz
4374 posts since 18 Aug, 2004 from California, United States

Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:47 pm

Radjo wrote: Hey Greg and Paul, this sounds incredible and the mapping looks very interesting. I am assuming one can load all 4 sets into ManyBass and they all work together?
Yup, it's designed to work in ManyBass, using the keyswitching functionality to switch between the soundsets.
Radjo wrote: Are you also releasing this one for Kontakt? (Although I use ManyBass for my bass tracks a lot more than Kontakt, my bandmate uses Kontakt)
Yes, we will be simultaneously releasing it in Kontakt format among others.
Radjo wrote: How large is this bass in megabytes?
556 MB. Which I am actually impressed at considering that besides being sampled in 24-bit, the sustained samples have generous decays. Not to mention the different degrees of vibrato, index/middle finger samples for each, etc.
Radjo wrote:Can't wait for this, more demo mp3s please!
Yup! I'm currently working on a demo that shows off the faster, more upbeat side of the fretless library.

Caleb
KVRAF
4154 posts since 7 Sep, 2001 from Melbourne, Australia

Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:57 pm

Sounds awesome - although I bet I'm never going to make it sound as good as that demo.

Regards
Caleb
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