ManyTone ManyBass VSTi [DVD]
ManyBass is a bass guitar
sample based synthesizer which comes with a large collection of bass
guitar samples intended to form the foundation of your day to day bass
instrument needs. This extensive range of sounds has then been coupled
with a highly efficient sample playback engine with a powerful FX rack.
ManyBass was designed and built by ManyTone and AraldFX.
has been designed to provide you with a high quality sound, thanks to
the included 2.4 gig of all-new 24 bit, electric bass guitar
multi-samples that extensively cover various articulations and playing
styles of the real instrument. The engine and onboard Amp Sims and FX
were designed and tuned for bass type sounds, including the playback of
real bass guitar instrument samples. The included Presets, along with
the Sound and FX Wizards, will have you creating realistic sounding
bass guitar tracks in no time at all. Along with the included electric
bass guitar samplesets, ManyBass also comes with a selection of
Waveforms that are capable of producing synth bass type sounds as well
as other synthetic instrument sounds.
ManyBass will allow you
to load up to 4 different articulations of an instrument and switch
between these articulations using simple Keyswitching or Midi cc. The
2.4 gig of bass samples included were all recorded from the same bass
guitar, and then mapped into 13 individual soundsets. This keyswitching
feature allows the user to load up to 4 of the soundsets and easily
switch between them using a Midi note, or a button on your keyboard
controller. All this is accomplished on a single page, in an easy to
use, graphical user interface.
The amp, speakers and FX
ManyBass engine is equipped with a custom amplifier and speaker cabinet
emulator and an FX rack designed and tuned for Bass type sounds. This
set up allows the musician to take the Manytone bass samples to new
levels of reality.
The amplifier has three modes
The amp also has a 3 band EQ unit with an adjustable mid frequency control.
speaker cabinet emulator gives seven speaker size options. Each speaker
also allows choice of single cone or 4 cones for a total of 14
different cabinet possibilities. (in addition to bypass):
- 4" speaker
- 5" speaker
- 8" speaker
- 10" speaker
- 12" speaker
- 14" speaker
- 15" speaker
The FX rack gives eight FX units in addition to the amp sims and the EQ:
- mono phaser
- stereo phaser
- stereo chorus
- quad chorus
- mono flanger
- stereo flanger
- echo (three varieties - warm, crush and light)
- compressor (specifically tuned for bass type sounds)
There is also an FX wizard to help quickly set up your FX settings.
So how are ManyBass and ManyGuitar different?
is intended to create bass sounds. The amp sims and FX in ManyBass have
been designed and tuned to work and sound better with bass sounds.
Likewise the FX and amp sims in ManyGuitar are tuned for guitar type
sounds. ManyBass also adds additional new features like the sample
browser, 4 layer keyswitching, midi cc learn, a flanger and the new
compressor. Some of these new ManyBass features will make it into the
Version 2 of ManyGuitar, until then though, ManyBass is a much more
advanced instrument on the whole. Each Product contains completely
- ManyBass has 2.4 gig of new Bass Guitar
Samples. Also, as ManyTone has already released 3 Bass Sample packs
available separately, we wanted an instrument that specialized in
playing these type of sounds.
- ManyGuitar contains 1.2 gig of
samples that includes both guitar and bass samples. In the future you
can expect to see ManyGuitar develop into a stronger guitar based
instrument, with additional features and sounds geared towards acoustic
and electric guitars.
The two products are different, so you really owe it to yourself to own both!!