Bass and guitar library?

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  1. Nothingness

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    I have been looking for bass and guitar library like drum beat. It was pretty convinient to make some beats without drum skill and I am wondering if bass and guitar also have same one. I aware Real Guitar provide pattern library, but the number of patterns are not so enough. I haven't found any kind of bass library so far.
     
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    Check Amples products, there´s a riff editor in it

    Riffer:
    • String Roll Editor: can clearly show fingering, articulation, expression, and even playing noise. Every note has 8 attributes - pitch, velocity, length, off velocity, articulation, legato, vibrato and bend, with which you can make a delicate lick.
    • Dice - Random Riff Generator: A click will create a new inspiration because it is not simply a random algorithm. Rather, it summarizes the rules through analyzing a bunch of music scores.
    • Multiple Formats Conversion: The conversion between Riff, MIDI, Tab multiple formats, Every fingering, articulation, expression, humanizations will be automatically converted to MIDI keyswitch and controller.
     
  4. xoso

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    Guitar

    Metal/Rock : Shreddage 2, V-Metal, AME
    Rock/Other : Electric6ty

    Bass

    NI Scarbee Pre-Bass Amped, BasIs, Ilya Efimov Modern Bass, SR5 Rock Bass

    OR

    Any of the guitar libraries and use amplitude 3.5+ and use the guitar to bass setting
     
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    And while I don't use ample sounds bass if it's as good as AME and AGM and the rest of their libraries I'd have to agree. Also most of the Ample plug-ins allow you to use Guitar Pro 6 files to play it meaning all the non-midi things done in guitar pro actually get translated properly to the instrument.
     
  6. Impressive

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    Good Guitar VST Companies:

    Orange Tree Samples (all libraries), Ample Sound, Impact Soundworks, UJAM Virtual Guitarist, Native Instruments Session Guitarist series, AcousticSamples, Ilya Efimov.

    Good Bass VST Companies:
    Orange Tree Samples, Ample Sound, IK Multimedia MODO Bass, AcousticSamples, Ilya Efimov, Spectrasonics Trilian (oldie but goodie), Native Instruments Scarbee basses.

    I normally would not recommend the Vir2 and Prominy stuff. Much of it is very complicated to use. Especially Electri6ity. The way it is set up can be very confusing, and there's no in-depth tutorials on youtube on how to use it. Plus it was made in 2010.

    While my list up there is long, I would recommend Orange Tree, Ample Sound, and Native Instruments stuff for guitars. And for basses I'd recommend Ample Sound, IK MODO Bass and the Native Instruments Scarbee stuff.

    You also don't need to use the built in effects for any of these plugins. You can use IK Multimedia Amplitube for better guitar/bass amps and effects. Plenty of built in presets so you can try new sounds.
     
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  7. xoso

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    They're called key switches which most libraries use. Orange Tree... Would be one of the last I ever use, and Amplutitude is a horrible amp sim in general. And unless you are trying for metal electric6ty has 6 instruments. And while you don't like Prominy V-metal is THE BEST out there. Whether you bother how to learn it or not.
     
  8. Nothingness

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    Great! Too many options nowadays. So, if you have only one option, which one would you go with? Each of guitar and bass regarding performance, resource usage, file size(smaller is better), easy of use, intuitive, variation and learning curve. I've been using Real Guitar series as it is pretty easy to learn and intuitive, but something is not good enough. Genre is rock. Thx!
     
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    Thanks for your recommendation. I would like to ask you the same question above. If you have only one option, which one would you go with? Each of guitar and bass regarding performance, resource usage, file size(smaller is better), easy of use, intuitive, variation and learning curve. I've been using Real Guitar series as it is pretty easy to learn and intuitive, but something is not good enough. Genre is rock.
     
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    I didn't realize that Ample Guitar also has riff editor. It sounds very useful for non-guitar player. Thx a lot!
     
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    :wink:

    Thanks for the recommendations everyone.
     
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    UJAM Virtual Guitarist series or Heavyocity Scoring Guitars (for Kontakt)
    and for bass, MODO BASS combined with Mark Studio is a killer rig ;)
    edit: notable mentions are also Ample Sound and Music Lab instruments
     
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    For rock Guitar, I'd like you to try out UJAM Virtual Guitarist IRON.
    For rock Bass, I'd like you to check out IK Multimedia's MODO Bass.

    Both are very easy on the resources and very easy to use (at least for me). But they are a few gigabytes in size.
     
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    I haven't heard about Ujam and just found that they also develope drums vsti. What do you think about it?
     
  16. Impressive

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    The guitars are nice. Not a whole lot of chord types though. But it gets the job done, for the most part.
    These guitars are good for rhythm parts (ie: chords). Not good though for creating your own lead melodies and/or rhythm patterns. If you want to create your own lead melodies, I'd recommend Ample Sound's AGG.
     
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    Spectrasonics Trilian is my fav.
     
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    I researched about Ample Guitar and some people said that it had the latency issue. Has it been fixed?
     
  19. xoso

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    Out of all of them Ample. Only real downside is you can't detune/uptune like you can with a kontakt library to get lower notes. The les paul model comes in e-standard and can be changed to drop D, AME or eclipse is tuned to C or drop C. So like a kontakt library like v-metal or is in C but can be safely detuned down to G, and while I believe A is the lowest in shreddage it can be detuned to F and still sound functional.

    Shreddage is smaller [2.5ish gig] than Ample[2.5-4ish gigs per] but ample sounds better. Shreddage can sound more "real" due to its round robin engine but Ample still sounds better. V-metal is like 8-13gig... Electric6ty is about 9gig but has 6 different guitars.

    Also most of the ample Plug-ins have guitar pro integration. Which means things like slides are done right, ghost notes, unisen bends, and all the articulations that guitar pro does that don't exist in midi.

    And about ample guitar and latency? Never seen it. I have a project with 3 AME's and 2 AGG's and not a single issue on latency in anyway.
     
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    Shreddage 1 is small. I'm seeing Shreddage 2 is over 5 GB, IBZ is over 5 GB, and SRP is 6 GB. IBZ, for example, is broken into 24 bit @ 3.73 GB and 16 bit @ 1.83 GB. These are compressed lossless ncw format that are decompressed in real time playback. Or so I've heard. According to Orange Tree Samples they stuffed 13.4 GB of 24 bit samples (*) into a 4.51 GB ncw format. So I'm assuming something similar is going on in Shreddage 2.

    *Evolution Rock Standard

    FWIW V-Metal is in nkx format.
     
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  21. mrpsanter

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    Modo bass can replace almost all the libraries mentioned previously.

    As of the guitar, you might want to give a try to Strum from Applied Acoustics.
     
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