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Front Porch Washtub Bass now available! (Name your own price!)
Old 30th June 2013
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Front Porch Washtub Bass now available! (Name your own price!)

We’re very happy to announce the release of Front Porch Washtub Bass, the first-of-its-kind sample library for Kontakt 5+. A staple of Bluegrass and country bands, the washtub bass is a fascinating and entertaining instrument well worth getting its own dedicated sampling treatment. As far as we know, this is the first dedicated washtub bass library and we’re excited to blaze the trail!

To make this even more exciting, we’re making the library available to everyone for whatever you want to pay! That’s right, you can name your own price – even a penny or a plugged nickel – for the first 48 hours of its release. This will last until 5pm Monday, July 1, 2013 (US Pacific time). After that, it will cost $44.99 and never be name-your-own-price again, so check it out!

Hope to see you on the Front Porch with your new washtub bass!

Find out more at Front Porch Band.

The specs:

- Chromatically sampled washtub bass: 38 note range, from E0 up to F3.

- Main pluck patch contains 3 velocity layers with 4x round-robin

- Rise and Fall articulations contain 3 velocity layers with 2x round-robin

- Release samples feature 8 velocity layers with 4x round robin – Smart Release Volumes: release samples get quieter the longer a note is sustained

- High and Low mics, mix completely adjustable between the two

- Finely crafted instrument – 15-gallon washtub and solid maple neck, assembled by monks high atop a peaceful mountain skilled in the art of "Resonance Harmonizing" (that last part may not be accurate)

- Tested 9 different string types and chose 5/32inch parachute cord as the exceptionally full and defined main string and then a low E metal double bass string as the low note “gutbuster”

- All samples recorded at 44.1kHz/24 bit

- Bonus “Hand Percussion” patch – top open and closed hand washtub slaps, left- and right-hand side slaps and flam hits, all with 3 velocity layers (flam has 2 velocity layers) and 4x round-robin

Oh My Darling, Clementine

Front Porch Band
Old 1st July 2013
Here for the gear

Just a reminder, the "Name Your Price" sale ends in less than 2 hours, at 5PM Pacific. Washtub bass is an integral part of 21st century instrumentation - don't get left behind!
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