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my self-built upright, vitual version

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by MrSnuts, May 15, 2011.


  1. MrSnuts

    MrSnuts

    Apr 5, 2011
    Hey everyone!

    Lucky me, my dad in law is a luthier who helped me build my own upright.
    When I discovered flash programming some years ago, first thing I made was "the virtual upright bassist" where you can play my Bass with your computers keyboard.
    Its no serious musical tool, but I thought some might enjoy on a lazy sunday.

    greetings!
    MrSnuts
     
  2. IanIan

    IanIan

    Dec 31, 2009
    Finland
    Haha this is fun:D Is it you on the picture? It would be better if the notes would go on a somewhat sensible way on the keyboard, because I found playing chromatic passages a little hard, but it's not meant to be serious so I really can't see why you'd need to fix that tho. :D you should make a smartphone app of some kind 'cause there are the guitar ones, but there is no bass smartphone application yet:D At least not on Android.
     
  3. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    Fun! Now everyone can play the DB! :)
     
  4. punkozuna

    punkozuna

    Mar 19, 2011
    Irrigon, Oregon
    hot d*mn! Suddenly I can play jazz! :D

    That is pretty cool! Good fun.
     
  5. MrSnuts

    MrSnuts

    Apr 5, 2011
    glad yo guys enjoying this.
    YES thats me in the pic (some years ago...).
    As for the keys: I dont see the prob with chromatics, its from left to right, down to high ascending by half a note.
    Dont miss the extra features on the STRG and SPACE Keys!
    looking at it, I remember clicking the webcam shots with my toe while holding the bass....

    If I knew how to code apps, I'd do it.
    In fact, it was done within the trial-period of some animating software I dont even have any more.
    My latest home-coding efforts went into wikiloops.com, but to be honest: coding is one of the reasons keeping me from playing my real DB :)
     
  6. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    On my keyboard, you have to interchange "Z" and "Y" but I'm not complaining. :)
     
  7. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    When I typed in "C" and "G" the program sounded an octave!
     
  8. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    That seems okay as the keys don't correspond to note names at all.
     
  9. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    That's fantastic! The bass sounds really good too, thanks to you and your father-in-law. Thanks for posting this. ;)
     
  10. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    Great! I like the slap on the space bar. :)
     
  11. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Oh that's nice! And the spin with the cigarette in the mouth will really appeal to BASS! (Ctrl)
     
  12. Eric Swanson

    Eric Swanson

    Oct 8, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Couldn't make it work on my Mac. Is this for PC or should it work on both?
     
  13. SPAZ5446

    SPAZ5446

    Aug 25, 2010
    Massachusetts
    I love the bass spin when you hit Control!
     
  14. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    It works on my macbook. Just start hitting keys.
     
  15. control-space ad infinitum. Excellent!:hyper:
     
  16. Matthew Tucker

    Matthew Tucker Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Owner: Bresque Basses, Sydney Basses and Cellos
    Great work! Love the bird chirping behind the "H" key :)
     
  17. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    too funny! :cool:
     
  18. GrowlerBox

    GrowlerBox

    Feb 10, 2010
    Nude Zealand
    Dig the slap bass-face!
     
  19. Eric Swanson

    Eric Swanson

    Oct 8, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Got it! Thanks, Eric...
     
  20. Could it be that MrSnuts is using a German keyboard? Could that throw the chromatics off when using an American keyboard?
     

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