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Bass players just got put out of business

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jbednarski, Nov 26, 2012.


  1. jbednarski

    jbednarski

    May 31, 2010
    Chicago area
  2. fraublugher

    fraublugher

    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    Disclosures:
    music school retailer
    Much better than that other robot bassist....:)
     
  3. BassChuck

    BassChuck

    Nov 15, 2005
    Cincinnati
    What a shock, a machine that plays mechanical music.

    Folks, people have been working on this concept for about 200 years. No news here. The real shock is: why do musicians compose mechanical music? And why would we listen to it? And IF you have to have this kind of sound, why would you expect a human to play it?
     
  4. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    May 7, 2010
    Philadelphia
    Guess we'll all have switch to slap-only to stay in the game.
     
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  6. Asylum-49

    Asylum-49

    Jan 7, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    But who's gonna stand at the back looking cool and get all the singer's and guitarists groupie cast off's! Let alone openly mock the drummer!
     
  7. lavaxtris

    lavaxtris

    Feb 3, 2009
    Stow
    I'd like it to try some YYZ. good luck with that.

    btw, It plays with a pick. Is it now appropriate for that kind of thing to be frowned upon?
    ;P
     
  8. pastorjamesc

    pastorjamesc Cheap Ability, Expensive Taste Commercial User

    Jun 26, 2012
    Waco Texas
    Disclosures:
    Owner/Operator of Cotten Patch Sound Design. I do sound design, resetting, and education for churches, organizations, and small venues with no Sound personnel.
    LOL, I can hear it now, "He would have made a robotic guitar, but this was easier 'cause the bass only has four strings!"
     
  9. But I sure it was easier to build because it was bass. Less range, no chords, no bending, no whammy, etc.

    I thought it was cool.
     
  10. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    May 7, 2010
    Philadelphia
    Yeah, 4 strings is cake:

    ;)
     
  11. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    It'll never fit in a gig bag, so no worries.
     
  12. Timmah

    Timmah

    May 19, 2011
    Connecticut
    And it won't drive the band van.
     
  13. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Disclosures:
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    There's one thing that this will never have, the "human factor". There's more to a bassline, than just having a clean automated bassline.
    It's this human factor's inconsistencies, which make or break a song (IME).
     
  14. Floridabwoy

    Floridabwoy Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fl
    you would understand if you had robot ears.....

    j/k.... seriously though. What does this do that a synth and sequencer cant do for a lot cheaper and a lot smaller footprint? looks like a big waste of money to me.
     
  15. lowfreq33

    lowfreq33

    Jan 27, 2010
    Nashville
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    Or have a place to practice, own a PA, have gas money, etc.
     
  16. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I thought that was pretty cool that kid has a future in robotics.
     
  17. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Right. Can it do dynamics or extend the song on the fly when the crowd is jumping ("Hey, you, I thought I said go back to the bridge.").:meh:
     
  18. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Judging by the bass department at Guitar Center on any given day, that's already happened. Heh.
     
  19. Winemule

    Winemule Guest

    Feb 27, 2005
    ...and how long do we suppose it takes to get this thing set up to play one song? I think my job is safe.
     
  20. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player

    Mar 14, 2011
    unable to perform a slide it seems
     
  21. totem

    totem

    Aug 13, 2006
    Bellevue, WA
    I like the rotating picks .. now I want to see the attachment to make it play finger-style!