Good morning, Garritanites,
I'm working on a small jazz combo and messing with the upright bass for the first time. I would like to create the musical effect of the bass player plucking a note, letting his fingers slide down (or up) to the next note before plucking it.
I've messed with CC 20 (portamento) but it is not working in this context because the slide comes after the pluck, not before (sounds odd). It also only slides about a 1/2 step above or below the target note.
So, is there a way to use CC 20 to create this effect, or do I need to turn to pitch bends? If so, I know that the JABB bass defaults to +/- 2 semitones. Can I alter this to slide all the way to my target note?