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Jam Origin Midi Bass software

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jasonmitsch, Jan 15, 2014.



  1. http://jamorigin.com/products/midi-bass/


    I didn't see any other posts about this with a quick search.

    It's still beta & monophonic, but it looks promising based on the results of their midi-guitar. I'm going to give it a try tomorrow when I have more time. Just thought I'd share with the TB world because I know this is something that a lot of us have wanted in different capacities.
     
  2. SBsoundguy

    SBsoundguy

    Sep 2, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Here's the Guitar version. Pretty neat IMO.
     
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  3. I ended up trying it back when I first made this post. Definitely needs a lot of work. Barely useable.
     
  4. SBsoundguy

    SBsoundguy

    Sep 2, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Yup, I gave the beta test a try. Definitely feels like it's still in the Alpha stages.
     
  5. jusplayinmybass

    jusplayinmybass

    Apr 17, 2003
    Conyers, Ga
    Keith McMillan Instruments, SIT Strings, Accugroove Cabinets
    I have both the bass and guitar versions. It is impressive, especially the bass version considering it is a beta. They both perform comparable to my Yamaha G50 with a Roland GK3B. The guitar version tracks chords better than my hardware setup. The major drawback to both of them is they are processor intensive. I may have to switch to SSDs and Thunderbolt in order to really get them usable. But they are both very promising. I could see a bigger company buying Jam Origin and making this a feature of their DAW. Seems like something Apple would do.
     
  6. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh- Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    A bit of Dead Can Dance there. I like this. And the ubiquitous Game of Thrones, of course.
     
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  7. jusplayinmybass

    jusplayinmybass

    Apr 17, 2003
    Conyers, Ga
    Keith McMillan Instruments, SIT Strings, Accugroove Cabinets
    Here is a video of me playing with MidiBass at an open mic. Please excuse the singer. It is an open mic. It tracks pretty good.
     
  8. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh- Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    I presume that if you play high enough up the neck then MIDIGuitar and chords are an option. Since I downloaded the demos I can check this later.
     
  9. jusplayinmybass

    jusplayinmybass

    Apr 17, 2003
    Conyers, Ga
    Keith McMillan Instruments, SIT Strings, Accugroove Cabinets
    I play MidiGuitar with my bass. The chords track decent. Sometimes it will miss a note in the chord. But it seems to get the notes that play right.

     
  10. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh- Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    In the video you were playing well up the neck. Was that MIDI guitar? I presume MIDI guitar doesn't track the low end directly (except you could add a MIDI transpose in the chain).
     
  11. jusplayinmybass

    jusplayinmybass

    Apr 17, 2003
    Conyers, Ga
    Keith McMillan Instruments, SIT Strings, Accugroove Cabinets
    That was actualły MidiBass. I just have the notes transposed up. I never adjusted it from when I was using the synth and electric sounds together. I guess I could fix that. Lol
     
  12. Dark Barn

    Dark Barn Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2010
    Seattle
    There is a new beta version for bass available, supposedly with improved tracking. I just downloaded it but haven't had the chance to test it yet, need to drag my laptop and interface down to the rehearsal space.

    Anyone using it already?
     
  13. jusplayinmybass

    jusplayinmybass

    Apr 17, 2003
    Conyers, Ga
    Keith McMillan Instruments, SIT Strings, Accugroove Cabinets
    I have it but haven't had the chance to use it. I will probably get to it some time Monday. I wish they had been able to make it polyphonic though. I really want to play chords. But I guess I can just use MidiGuitar if I must.
     
  14. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh- Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Ah - maybe back to double necks too... maybe Geddy could get behind that :) But I guess the guitar product will track up the neck as you've done before.

    Chords would be good, not least because a little extra triggering of a note would be better than losing an existing one so the implied tracking benefits would be good. I will have to experiment more, and with the Yamaha G50/B1D combo I have (does cords but I suspect my tracking woes are pickup height plus a bad 13 core cord).
     
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  15. jusplayinmybass

    jusplayinmybass

    Apr 17, 2003
    Conyers, Ga
    Keith McMillan Instruments, SIT Strings, Accugroove Cabinets
    I can't seem to get audio into MidiBass 1.0. It won't do anything. I will try it again when I get a minute.
     
  16. jusplayinmybass

    jusplayinmybass

    Apr 17, 2003
    Conyers, Ga
    Keith McMillan Instruments, SIT Strings, Accugroove Cabinets
    Ok. I got it working. Did a couple tweaks. It feels a little quicker. But that is just a preliminary observation. I only played with it for a few minutes before a gig. I may use it if the right song presents itself.
     
  17. heavyfunkmachin

    heavyfunkmachin

    Jan 21, 2005
    Just tried the beta. Let's be clear and objective abou this software:
    best thing since sliced bread

    I am looking forward to a fully working version, the only draw back is that they seem to be separating MidiGitar and MidiBass development, with current ERB instruments it's a pity: We also want polyphonic chords and a wider range of notes... a MG-MB solution would be awesome... even if it can only offer polyphony in the higher register.

    Either way - big thumbs up, we're living in exciting times.
     
  18. Dark Barn

    Dark Barn Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2010
    Seattle
    I've been playing with it a little bit here and there and it is a lot of fun. Maybe someone can tell me, is there any way to set a minimum velocity to trigger note on messages? To reduce spurious notes.

    I just use the trial version but will probably buy in at some point.
     
  19. jusplayinmybass

    jusplayinmybass

    Apr 17, 2003
    Conyers, Ga
    Keith McMillan Instruments, SIT Strings, Accugroove Cabinets
    You can adjust the gate to do just that. It is in the top of the center section.
     
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  20. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    I hadn't heard of this until now, it looks really cool. It says IOS... Does that mean I can run it off my iPhone or iPad at the gig??? Will that really work well?