- 13 semi-tones sampled
- 8 random round-robins per sampled note
- Sustain length ranges from 1 to 5 seconds
- 32 bit, 44.1 khz WAV samples
- 104 samples total
It’s only one whole octave but there are 8 random round-robins per sampled note. Play a bass line with a few different notes in it and you’ll have a uniquely played phrase – this could be better than relying on pre-recorded loops. Make a more interesting sound by playing this instrument through a cabinet or modelled amplifier with your digital audio workstation. Another trick of this instrument is that it’s only one octave which forces you to play within a confined range… but the sound is good, so it’s worth it. You can get some fat and funky tones out of this little instrument with the right cabinet and FX chain.
This instrument is an “SFZ instrument” which is a free, cross-platform sampler format for virtual instruments (musical instruments played by computer software). The instrument is composed of a .SFZ file which points to a collection of audio samples. The SFZ file tells the sampler how to perform the notes when they are triggered by MIDI in a digital audio workstation; in other words, when you play a note, the SFZ file tells the sampler which audio files to play. Cakewalk has a free SFZ player but the one SampleSoundBank prefers is Plogue’s Sforzando.