TOPIC: Fender Jazz Bass soundfont
Fender Jazz Bass soundfont 1 year 3 weeks ago #1
I recently sampled a Fender Jazz Bass bass guitar for a private music project. Since the final result will be released under CC BY-SA 4.0, I decided to also release this soundfont. So here we go...
Download link: (Google Drive)
Version: 1.0, released February 2020
License: CC BY-SA 4.0
Size: 690MB (zip download), 1.57GB (unpacked)
The bass guitar is a Fender Jazz Bass (Mexican style).
All strings are tuned one half tone down (e.g. the E string is on D#).
A capo was used to hold down the strings on the respective frets.
All non-picked strings were dampened with some tissue, making the recordings as dry as possible.
The bass was recorded directly using a Behringer UPhoria UMC202 HD device.
Also a wiring hack was applied to the Guitar in order to record both pickups simultaneously.
The original samples were recorded at: 44.1kHz, 24bit
I didn't use the loud samples for the soundfont.
So I digitally amplified the selected samples by the factor 2
and reduced them to 16bit depth to stay within the 2GB bounds.
The sound font contains two banks:
The "sweet spot" for the MIDI velocity lies at 110 +/- 3.
How to use properly:
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