[linux-audio-user] Nice bass & guitar?

Ken Restivo ken at restivo.org
Sat Mar 31 16:46:44 EDT 2007

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On Sat, Mar 31, 2007 at 10:22:08AM -0400, julien bodd wrote:
> Hi all,
> Does anybody know good basses and guitars soundfonts or others ways to
> generate sounds that sound [:-)] like these?
> I don't play the guitar/bass but only the piano, so I would like to
> simulate those in my compositions..

Somewhere I found a fretless bass soundfont a while back. It had bugs; the top (127) velocity layer had harmonics instead of bass, which was annoying as hell. I fired up swami and yanked that crap out of there, extended the top velocity curve up to the top, and all is well.  I use it all the time and occasionally impress bass players with it.

As for acoustic or electric guitar, I've never heard a convincing guitar sample. Nor a convincing "slap and pop" style bass-- they all end up sounding like SoundCanvas'es or the Seinfeld theme to me. Maybe there are gigasamples nowadays that can do it.

- -ken
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