New Rickenbacker Bass released today!

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Stick_Player, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
  2. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Henderson, NV
  3. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    That's one way of getting the QC under control....
  4. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Cool stuff.
  5. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
  6. bassmachine2112


    Mar 23, 2008
    I,ll stick to my Rick.
    Nice try though.
    Wonder what a Rick sounds like through this software,would it make it double Rick
  7. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    There are quite a few Rick sample sets, but this one is "Certified" by Rickenbacker. Scarbee libs are always great.

    Scarbee himself is a bass player

    But as with all sample libs, and virtual instruments, any owner of said instrument is going to say "It doesn't sound like mine" :)

    Yeah, I know, "it'll give you the notes" but there is also quite a few articulations included. As a bass player is it blasphemy to use a sampled bass or virtual bass instrument? I don't think so, it is just another instrument in the musicians hands, use of such instruments can get very musical results in the right context.
  8. That bass/drum only section at -11:27 was pretty convincing. Not bad at all.
  9. trothwell


    Apr 9, 2008
    I play bass and keyboards, and work on recordings. I've used one of the other Scarbee bass sample packages, and this one sounds much better, at least based on the samples.

    But why use such a thing at all? I consider bass to be my primary instrument, but frankly I often find it time-consuming to record the actual bass, rather than use something on a keyboard. It really depends on what I need in the recording; if the bass plays a predominant role, then I'll take the time to record the live bass. Otherwise, maybe for quick demos of song ideas, or final productions that just aren't very demanding of the bass part, a virtual instrument may be faster and easier.