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Ample Sound releases Bass Riffer for Virtual Bass Instruments (v2.5 updates) Dynamics Plugins
Old 2nd March 2017
  #1
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Ample Sound releases Bass Riffer NEW UPDATE (v2.5.1 updates)

UPDATE:

Update your Ample Basses to v2.51

Changes:
-Added 300 new riffs.
-Smoother interval between notes.
-Riffer Preference parameters now can be saved.
-"A#6" for Riffer play toggle.
-Changed the default riff export mode to "StrMan".
-Changed some Riffer Metronome settings.
-Changed the default cycle mode to "Round Robin".

Fixed bugs:
-Fixed the bug that exported bend and vibrato would crash Logic Pro.
-Fixed the bug that sound can not be stopped when Dice window is open.

All updates are free of charge for owners of corresponding Ample Bass. Users can get their updates through the MyAmpleSound page: amplesound.net

Remember, 25% off all Ample Basses until April 3.








Ample Sound has released free version 2.5 updates for all six of its virtual bass instruments.

The updates include a new module, Riffer, a riff generator featuring MIDI edit of stringed instruments, multiple formats conversion, automatic riff creation, etc. The initial update includes 500 classic riffs.





String Roll – Original notation of stringed instrument

Riffer uses the notation invented by Ample Sound – String Roll. Traditional tab can only write quantized MIDI. It only records fingering without directly showing important information such as pitch, velocity and so on. While a Piano Roll can show MIDI in good detail, it cannot avoid using keyswitches and MIDI controller for fingering, articulation, expression of stringed instruments, resulting in messy notation.

String Roll preserves the composing details of MIDI while it can clearly show fingering, articulation, expression, and even noise in string performances. Every note has 8 attributes - pitch, velocity, length, off velocity, articulation, legato, vibrato and bend, with which the user can make a delicate lick.

As shown in the image, these 4 lines represent 4 bass strings. Text on the notes represents pitch, Color represents velocity, and length represents duration. Four independent attributes - articulation, legato, vibrato, bend - are shown as icons above. Additionally, any noise including fret buzz, finger slapping or any other special performing skills could be written on the FX-line, which is below the 4 bass strings.

Information shown on the notes can be switched to various parameters such as pitch, fret, pitch + fret, velocity, duration, off velocity.

The user can easily use the graphic curve above to create a bend. Pitch wheel messages generated can also be used for bend in other virtual instruments.

Swing, Velocity Humanization, Velocity Proportion and other real-time parameters can give controllable humanization for quantized MIDI notes.





Dice - Automatic Composing

Select the number of notes, key, chord or scale, style, range of velocity, click the dice and a main riff will be created. It is not simply a random algorithm, it summarizes the rules of scale and groove of different styles through analyzing a bunch of music scores.

Multiple Formats Conversion:

Writing and composing in the Riffer, users no longer need to worry about complex fingering, articulation and expression. They can directly drag the riff to a MIDI track of their DAW. Every fingering, articulation, and expression will be automatically converted to MIDI keyswitch and controller. Riffer humanizations can also be included in MIDI.

The user can also import their own MIDI files and tabs into Riffer without any loss (for tab to riff).

Other news in 2.5 Update:

Ample Metal Ray5 Bass adds some new samples. Users need to install the full installer to upgrade.
New Tab Player UI, added Tab to Riff feature.
User need to install Bass_Riffs_Installer for the presets.

Update Celebration Event

all six Ample Bass are 25% off from March 3rd to April 3rd for both individual and bundle purchase.



Thank you!!!!!

Last edited by Jason Morin; 22nd March 2017 at 04:47 PM..
Old 2nd March 2017
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This looks like an excellent across the board package for Bass VI, the addition of the Riffer functionality really makes this stand out particularly as a composition tool. I'd love to see more video of Riffer in action, is that likely before the sale finishes?
Personally, I would prefer to hear more in context of general bass playing rather than the artisan performances that demonstrate some spectacular playing skills, but they are excellent demo tracks.
Old 3rd March 2017
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This looks nice !

Would love to watch a complete video tutorial about the Riffer
Old 3rd March 2017
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nantho View Post
This looks nice !

Would love to watch a complete video tutorial about the Riffer
And preferably before the discount ends
Very tempted by this, initially Riffer caught my attention, but the various basses do sound pretty special! Hmmm ...
Any user based feedback in working situations from anyone?
Old 3rd March 2017
  #5
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Guys, please download and try out for 7 days an Ample trial bass that has Riffer (Mac and PC):

Download: amplesound.net

Ample Bass Upright (Trial) v2.5
Ample Bass Precision(Trial) v2.5

Old 3rd March 2017
  #6
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Cool, I may kinda regret it though
Old 3rd March 2017
  #7
Here for the gear
 

Wow, really liking the demo! May have to get this.
Old 5th March 2017
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Yeh, I'm finding this quite inspirational as a writing tool, the sounds are pretty damn good as well, loving the upright so far!
I'm guessing Riffer is intended to expand its current capabilities, very tempting.
Old 6th March 2017
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Spikes and pops Studio One 3. Mac. 8 gb ram. Kontakt, EW Play and several other virtual instruments play just fine. I had high hopes for this as I am impaired in my dexterity. I'll keep the trial version on my computer to see if anybody has any suggestions to make this play right.

Last edited by krautman; 6th March 2017 at 08:22 PM..
Old 7th March 2017
  #10
Lives for gear
 

sounds great in Logic, only question is the sync button which doesn't seem to work (at least in the demo).
Old 22nd March 2017
  #11
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UPDATE:

Update your Ample Basses to v2.51

Changes:
-Added 300 new riffs.
-Smoother interval between notes.
-Riffer Preference parameters now can be saved.
-"A#6" for Riffer play toggle.
-Changed the default riff export mode to "StrMan".
-Changed some Riffer Metronome settings.
-Changed the default cycle mode to "Round Robin".

Fixed bugs:
-Fixed the bug that exported bend and vibrato would crash Logic Pro.
-Fixed the bug that sound can not be stopped when Dice window is open.

All updates are free of charge for owners of corresponding Ample Bass. Users can get their updates through the MyAmpleSound page: amplesound.net

Remember, 25% off all Ample Basses until April 3.
Old 23rd March 2017
  #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by don1thedon View Post
And preferably before the discount ends
Very tempted by this, initially Riffer caught my attention, but the various basses do sound pretty special! Hmmm ...
Any user based feedback in working situations from anyone?
I have all of the Amplesound guitar and bass
products, and use them all constantly in my
music production. The Riffer is a great feature
for sure, I personally have no need for it as I
prefer to write my own basslines. I'm certain
it will be a great tool for many people.
Old 23rd March 2017
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Thanks for chiming in Dave.
My demo period has now run out unfortunately but I'm still tempted to get bass bundle while the current discount runs. The variety of possible basses & their playability options definitely appeal, while for me, riffer shows potential for generating ideas & more immediately, demonstrating how to apply their extended performance attributes.
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