"The high quality of the instrument is unmistakable." - Houston Haynes, Titan Line Music
"Very natural." - Tom Hopkins, Garritan Orchestral Libraries
"I can actually hear the fingers!" - Darryl Kinley, drummer, bass player
**"Downtown" 256kb/s MP3 (Approx. 30 sec.) NEW - Posted 7-10-04!
The Lastufka Libraries: Acoustic Bass Guitar was designed to represent the highest quality instrument, while retaining it's full playability. We began with the finest Carlo Robelli electric/acoustic bass guitar; sampled at 24-bit / 48kHz chromatically, direct in, utilizing TEAC Professional Tascam hardware. The samples were then meticulously edited in Steinberg's Cubase SX 2 during which no processing of any kind (no EQ, no pitch shift/correcting, no noise-reduction) was applied so that we would be able to offer you the purest audio signal.
The final step was intelligent programming for Native Instruments' Kontakt 1.5.3 that would allow the end user to have complete, yet convenient control over:
24-bit / 48kHz sustained notes, sampled chromatically, offered across individual strings for authenticity
Index- and Middle-finger variations for each note
Dynamic release triggers for capturing authentic playing 'noises'
Slides, Harmonics and Percussive Effects for accurate reproduction of unique playing techniques
Pops and Slaps for more aggressive styles
The Lastufka Libraries: Acoustic Bass Guitar also includes a body resonance impulse file (provided in 16- and 24-bit formats) for loading into Tascam's GigaPulse (or other comparable Impulse Response plug-ins). The body resonance impulse files add to the realism by producing slight body warmth and harmonics that ring out after the note you are playing ceases, just as the actual instrument would!
So whether you are working a dark, smoky jazz club cue, a pop/punk Dashboard Confessional-esque tune or just some straight-forward rock, the Lastufka Libraries: Acoustic Bass Guitar will provide the highest quality, untainted sounds of a fine Carlo Robelli acoustic to enhance your track.
The Lastufka Libraries: Acoustic Bass Guitar will be available first in the Kontakt native format, with HAL3 and GS3 version coming later.
For this and future releases, we are proud to announce an association with Bela D Media, known for their popular DIVA Classical Female Soloists and the upcoming Phantom Voice Classical Male Soloists. Bela D Media welcomes the opportunity to collaborate, market and distribute our libraries.
Producer Francis Belardino says, "The inspiration behind our collaboration focuses on offering unique sampled sounds for the end user."
This personal, and now professional, relationship stems from sharing similar musical visions and concepts. Working with Bela D Media offers a new level of opportunity, growth and creative development for the Lastufka Libraries.
I always thought you were a bit of a goer Alan....I wish you the very best of luck with this venture.
I think your logo was brilliant...."expect the unexpected" well I guess I didn't..... as this was a complete surprise. Having seen your hard working graphics efforts I guess this should have been expected!
Thanks for the support Worra, Mr. Burrell and Frank.
Pre-Orders should begin next week and some demos will be posted then as well. I am very excited to be working with such a great team at Bela D Media... we will have a lot of exciting products in the near future.