This is the first sample library of its kind offered to the industry and features the full range of Anthony's custom Fodera contrabass guitar. No looped notes or transposition of notes were used in this production, therefore, offering the highest integrity possible for each note, which is sustained throughout the entire range and every articulation of the instrument. Up to five levels of sensitivity (attack velocity) were recorded for each note.
Each technique is performed on every note of the instrument. The user is then afforded the extensive range of the contrabass guitar and the facility to integrate the original sound of Anthony Jackson's technique into their music. No other bass library offers such an expanded note range and extraordinary playability, including the low B string.
The broad palette of performance techniques include unique articulations such as; palm muting, flat pick technique, and open finger attack with open decay. The long, natural decay offers an added dimension of fluidity, with sustained, unlooped bass notes previously unavailable in any library. Their usefulness has no limit: from slow, quiet passages of a modern jazz trio to large scale orchestral accompaniment, from raw alternative to classic rock.
John Thomas, veteran programmer for the collection has meticulously edited the massive amounts of raw material to create a highly usable library, capturing the entire range and nuance of the contrabass. Each note has been edited and tuned for optimum functionality. Although the already large files would be automatically doubled in size, it seemed logical to offer both a live version recorded through Anthony's Meyer Sound CQ-1 15" loudspeakers and a direct version using the Millenia HV-3B pre-amp. The musician is given the choice between using a direct, live, or a blend of the two versions of each performance. The user benefits greatly from the sound quality of the studios at Clinton, which added to the depth and sheer power of Anthony's performances.
The BassVI includes the installation DVDs and a beautiful laser-engraved wood box. This is the GVI version - GigaStudio version and can be read by Kontakt.
This item is new stock and comes complete in box with manufacturers warranty and manuals.