Hi. I’m playing in a small ‘duo’ where I alternate between playing keys with all manner of vst’s and then playing bass guitar while the vocalist plays guitar.
On some piano songs I use bass guitar in the bottom half of keyboard…with bass sound routed to my bass guitar amp.
Do you have any recommendations for a vst to fake a real bass… or techniques you’ve used to assist.
(I’ve tried the basses in the Native Instruments set and also Ample Free Bass)
with the Ni bass guitars I get this slide sound when I hold sustain… sometimes it sounds good… other times it sounds a bit strange. Especially when I’m trying to use sustain on the keyboard part simultaneously. Even when I block sustain via midi in block… I still get this occasional strange upper Ching bass sound… on higher parts of the keyboard where I’ve actually blocked notes…
Have you had success faking a bass guitar with a piano sound? What tips can you suggest? Thanks for any clues.
I second the suggestion to demo MODO Bass 2. One of its advantages is that it is modeled. It loads fast and has a small memory footprint compared to bass VIs based on samples. It also gives you much more variation and control of the audio output.
There’s a free version with one or two basses included that you can download to demo it.
Checked Modo Bass out… works well. For some reason I had to block the sustain feature via the Midi block as it seemed to cause the bass sound to intermittently drop out… Might be something to do with keyswitches.
I have every one of of Ujam Virtual basses. They have five, but I think the one I use most is Dandy. They can be played in manual mode or in auto mode where they will follow chord change input from a keyboard or other source. Each of the five basses have many patterns and they will sync with a drum vst. However, they do sound good used manually.