Alan Lastufka sent me a NFR copy of his new bass library to see if I would write a demo. I have to say – right out of the box – I loved the ‘rawness’ of this Library. As many of you, I have many other ‘bass library’ options that I own, but this seemed to cover some new ground.
Each sample is not overly tuned (aseptic) and in combination with the FX/Perc/Slides there is some real life in here.
This short 1 minute cue is kind of the first thing that popped up (highly improvisational). Although, I think this bass library could well cover that more traditional ‘bass’ uses – it just struck me to write something a little quirkier.
The demo is raw – no EQ was added on this library or any of the other instruments used (piano, accordion, and Darbuk). But my intention (as a buyer of libraries) was to provide a exposed, ‘naked’ demo and not smother it with tons of other instruments and effects /EQ. This is literally right of the box. My thinking is that different potential buyers have varying levels of equipment, plugins, years experience engineering, etc.
The only affect I used was SIR (available for free on the net). I washed just a little of the PCM90 IR “Large Room” over the whole mix.
When I first played this library I found myself kind of giggling - I guess I just wasn't expecting ANY kind of new bass library to different from the many options I had already. It was a pleasant surprise.
Truly remarkable sounding bass! I love the sound.... especially from .18 thru .24 when the bass is kinda playing in the forefront of the song. Hey Alan, you really did a most excellent job sampling that beautiful instruments! And Rob, very cool demo..... (I love the dissonance in the piano part) Impressive demo for a wonderful sounding sampled bass library! Good job! .......... Gary