June 4th, 2014

A 1-shot sample taken of a finger-plucked Gretsch Electromatic 30.3" (77 cm) scale length bass guitar, recorded direct-to-disk.

Notes for samples in this pack:

The note performances are from various fret positions across the playing range of the instrument. Each position has 8 velocity layers per note.

Naming conventions for note samples is as follows:

BsGr([fret position]f,[string number]s[MIDI note number])~v[velocity number 1-8]

Fret positions with the designation [N#] indicate "negative fret", which are samples of the low E string detuned down in relation to their open standard-tuned (unfretted) note.

The note performance samples contain a crossfade-looped region at the end of each file. Samplers with .WAV file header support should automatically detect the loop range. Just enable looping, set the sample player's sustain parameter to 0% and use the decay parameter to fade the sample out as needed. Loop regions begin at sample 200,000 and end at sample 299,999.


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    quartertone 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hello, the reason for using MIDI note numbers instead of names like "Cs4" is twofold. The most important reason is for easy file management when importing multiple samples. This way, sample sets for each note will appear consecutively for easy importation, rather than the user having to scroll through the rest of the samples for a given octave before arriving at those to be used for the next midi note. Also, there is the additional issue with octave ambiguity. A file labeled "Cs4" can either be midi note 61 or 73. At any rate, you just need to know the MIDI note number of the pitch you are looking for.

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    northcentermike 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Bro.... why not label the musical notes first so people know what they're looking at? Cool samples, but it's a sea to sift thru.


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