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Scarbee Basses Explained®

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  • Introduction 2:57

    Introduction

    In this first video, Larry introduces the series and also demonstrate how to load in the MM-Bass plug-in.

  • Automatic & Manual String Selection 9:07

    Automatic & Manual String Selection

    Learn the ways in which MM-Bass decides which fret and string to play using an automatic script. You'll also discover the Key Switches which allow you to override this process.

  • Key Layout 4:38

    Key Layout

    Explore the Key Layout including the bass guitar Note Range with the Virtual B-String, and also where your Articulations are located allowing you to trigger different Playing Styles.

  • Sustains, Mutes & Harmonics 5:55

    Sustains, Mutes & Harmonics

    In this video, Larry discusses using Velocity to create different types of Playing, namely Sustaining Notes, Mutes and Harmonics.

  • Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs & Grace Notes 3:45

    Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs & Grace Notes

    Next up discover how to achieve Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs using Legato playing. Larry also demonstrates how to create fast Grace Notes using faster velocities.

  • Slides, Buzz Trills, Trills & Pickup Claps 7:26

    Slides, Buzz Trills, Trills & Pickup Claps

    See how to create Slides by using the Sustain Pedal and playing 2 notes on the same string. You'll also discover how to change the Slide Speed using Velocity Changes, and then move onto Buzz Trills, Trills and Pickup Claps, and how these are created.

  • Release Samples & Pickup Hits 6:13

    Release Samples & Pickup Hits

    In this video, learn the different options for Loose or Tight Playing by using different Release Samples, and then explore Pickup Hits which allow you to control how likely they are to be introduced into your performance.

  • Playing Styles 7:45

    Playing Styles

    Next up Larry demonstrates various other playing techniques and their implementation in MM-Bass, including Index and Middle Finger Alternations, Extended Hammer-Ons, Cross Hammering between strings, Chords and Chord Slides.

  • Sustain & Instrument Reset 3:59

    Sustain & Instrument Reset

    Now learn about two new Key Switches that allow you to create Sustaining Notes and also make the Randomness Playback identical every time the project plays back.

  • Main Menu & Instrument Settings 7:56

    Main Menu & Instrument Settings

    In this video, take a look at Player Profiles, FX Presets, saving our own Samples, adding EQ, Vibrato, the Chord Setting, Playing Alternate Samples for Middle and Index Fingers, Noise Levels and also setting up Controllers for Key Switching.

  • Putting Articulations into Practice Pt. 1 13:43

    Putting Articulations into Practice Pt. 1

    Next up, we put what we have learnt so far into practice by adding in Mutes, amending Note Lengths, creating Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs, creating Slides and Buzz Trills to add to the realism of your programmed bass.

  • Putting Articulations into Practice Pt. 2 12:18

    Putting Articulations into Practice Pt. 2

    We continue to demonstrate articulations in context, now covering Trill Tails, adding Pickup Claps, extended Hammer Ons and Pull-Offs and Cross-Hammering. Finally, we compare our tweaks to the ?dry? unaffected bassline to see the difference the articulations make.

  • Scarbee Basses Compared 11:04

    Scarbee Basses Compared

    In this video, we compare and contrast the MM-Bass, Jay-Bass and Pre-Bass modules and amped versions of MM-Bass and Pre-Bass. The sonic characteristics of each are discussed and also any workflow differences.

  • Scarbee Rickenbacker Pt. 1 12:02

    Scarbee Rickenbacker Pt. 1

    Next up we discuss the Rickenbacker picked bass, concentrating on the interface and ways in which we can manipulate its sound. We also discuss the similarities between this bass and the other modules we have already looked at.

  • Scarbee Rickenbacker Pt. 2 3:54

    Scarbee Rickenbacker Pt. 2

    Last but not least, we cover using Articulations for up and down strokes and how we can implement Mutes and Harmonics.

Product Overview


Studio pro Larry Holcombe delivers detailed Native Instruments Scarbee Basses video tutorials! Learn all about the Scarbee Basses features and functions, as well as how to use them to create ultra-realistic bass lines for your songs and productions. As a bonus, you also get the Logic Projects Larry used in the videos, as well as the drum loop audio file so you can drag it into your DAW and follow along with the lessons. These video tutorials are designed for new Scarbee Bass users.

Larry welcomes you and then shows you how to load in the MM-Bass plug-in, followed by an explanation of the ways in which MM-Bass decides which fret and string to play when using an automatic script. You'll also learn all about the Key Switches which allow you to override this process, so you can craft the perfect bass sound for your needs.

Throughout the rest of the videos, Larry covers Key Layout, Sustains, Mutes & Harmonics, Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs & Grace Notes, Slides, Buzz Trills, Trills & Pickup Claps, the different options for Loose or Tight Playing by using different Release Samples, Index & Middle Finger Alternations, Extended Hammer-Ons, Cross Hammering between strings, Chords & Chord Slides, how to create Sustaining Notes and also make the Randomness Playback identical every time the project plays back, and much, much more.

To see exactly what these in-depth Native Instrument Scarbee Bass tutorials show you, and how they'll get you making basslines so real, no one but you will know it's a virtual instrument, check out the individual Scarbee Bass video tutorial descriptions on this page. Discover how low you can go and make killer basslines today... Watch “Scarbee Basslines Explained®” now!


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