Groove3 Session Bassist Upright Bass Explained [TUTORIAL]

By | May 11, 2024

Groove3 Session Bassist Upright Bass Explained [TUTORIAL]

Native Instruments has outdone themselves with Session Bassist – Upright Bass, and in this Upright Bass video course, Groove3 instructor Eli Krantzberg will show you everything you need to know to get the most out of this amazing VI. Whether you want to create ultra-realistic walking bass lines for a jazz tune, aggressive rockabilly lines, bowed ambient textures, or anything in between, it’s all here. By the end of this Session Bassist – Upright Bass course, you’ll be ready to take full advantage of everything Upright Bass has to offer in your productions right away! These Session Bassist – Upright Bass video tutorials are designed for the new user.

Eli kicks off the course with a broad overview of the instrument, including what it can do, how it works, and how the interface is laid out. Then it’s down to business, and you’ll learn how to create your own custom parts from scratch using keyswitches to change between various articulations and playing styles (sustain, mute, flageolet) in real time. Eli then covers the bowing articulation and demonstrates how to incorporate it into an arrangement as a solo sound, using the monophonic mode to produce smooth pitch transitions.

Next up, you’ll learn about several special keyswitches to access varied techniques, such as slides (ascending and descending), dead notes, and more, all of which help lend incredible authenticity to your lines. Pitch bend and vibrato are then covered, as is the “Fret Pos” parameter, which allows you to force Upright Bass to play notes in a specified position on the neck. There’s plenty more as well, including the use of patterns (pre-made bass lines in numerous styles), the song and pattern browsers, customizing the patterns (with different feels, swing, humanization, accents, playback speed, articulation, etc.), saving your work, amp/FX settings (for getting unique tones), bass settings (various instrument parameters like tuning, sympathetic responses, fret noise, etc.), MIDI drag and drop, and more!

Whether you want to quickly flesh out a demo track using its patterns or get surgical with creating a stellar jazz solo that sounds just like the real thing, there’s no quicker or easier way to learn this amazing instrument than this Session Bassist – Upright Bass video course. Check out the individual Session Bassist – Upright Bass video tutorial descriptions for more information on everything it can do and how you can make use of it in your own tracks and productions. Learn the right way to get great upright sounds out of this powerful VI… Watch “Session Bassist – Upright Bass” today!

What You Will Learn:

  • Interface layout, browser use, and saving procedures
  • Creating your own custom part by performing in real time on a MIDI controller using keyswitches to change articulations or programming in step mode
  • Using the many patterns to put together a quick, functional line in no time or combining them with custom parts for more specific applications
  • Customizing the sound of the bass with effects, microphone options, finger noise, etc.
  • And much more!

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