Description : Electric Bass was sampled from the Yamaha BB424x electric bass. The bass was modified so that individual pickups were connected to independent jacks, which allowed independent sampling of pickups from the bridge and some. The volume and tone knobs were bypassed, so resistors were installed in their place to minimize the sound of an “ice hit”. The pickups were then connected to separate active Radial 48 direct boxes and Grace 101 preamps, which provided additional amplification.
Sampling began with the recording of 4 layers of velocities and RR. The sound of the bass strings kept its brightness and freshness. Almost the entire bass was sampled this way, but the results were unsatisfactory, so it was sampled from the very beginning with 10 layers of velocity.
The notes were then subjected to a fierce attack, so that playing at low values of the cycle generates a warm sound with a subtle attack, and notes with a higher speed become more percussive. By playing softly or hard, mixing the pickups from the nek and the bridge and applying the equalizer, you can get different tones. Nevertheless, it was supposed to create a well-sounding “useful” bass that fits easily into the mix, and offer the user a standard bass that can serve as reference material for other bass libraries.
Adam Monroe’s Kontakt Electric Bass version is cross-platform and all programming and effects are done through it.
Versions of VST, Audio Unit and AAX include updated high-performance algorithms that improved with each new virtual instrument released by Adam Monroe Music. For example, the buffering algorithm is double buffering and multithreading, which means high buffering performance even on slow computers.