Ample Bass Manual
Ample Bass Manual
Ample Bass Manual
Beijing Ample Sound Technology Co. Ltd
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Contents
1 INSTALLATION & ACTIVATION ........................................................................................................... 5
1.1 INSTALLATION ON MAC ............................................................................................................................................... 5
1.2 INSTALLATION ON WINDOWS ...................................................................................................................................... 7
1.3 ACTIVATION .............................................................................................................................................................12
2 PARAMETERS SETTING ...................................................................................................................... 15
2.1 OVERVIEW OF SETTINGS PANEL .................................................................................................................................15
2.2 SAVE / LOAD PRESET.................................................................................................................................................16
2.3 INSTRUMENT PATH SETTING ......................................................................................................................................16
2.4 MASTER TUNE ..........................................................................................................................................................16
2.5 MIDI OUT ...............................................................................................................................................................16
2.6 MAX VOICES ............................................................................................................................................................17
2.7 VELOCITY LAYERS THRESHOLDS .................................................................................................................................17
2.8 POLY BENDER ...........................................................................................................................................................18
2.9 CYCLE MODE ............................................................................................................................................................18
2.10 CYCLE * 3 & CYCLE RESET .......................................................................................................................................19
2.11 MIDI GUITAR MODE SETTING & TOGGLE................................................................................................................19
2.12 CUSTOMIZED PARAMETERS CONTROL ......................................................................................................................19
2.12.1 MIDI Controller .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 19
2.12.2 Automation ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
3 INSTRUMENT PANEL .......................................................................................................................... 21
3.1 OVERVIEW OF INSTRUMENT PANEL ............................................................................................................................21
3.2 SAMPLE LIBRARY SWITCH..........................................................................................................................................21
3.3 OPEN STRING FIRST ..................................................................................................................................................22
3.4 PLAY MODE SWITCH .................................................................................................................................................22
3.5 AUTO LEGATO MODE SWITCH ...................................................................................................................................22
3.6 ALTERNATE TUNER ....................................................................................................................................................22
3.7 VOLUME RATIO.........................................................................................................................................................23
4 MAIN PANEL ........................................................................................................................................ 24
4.1 OVERVIEW OF MAIN PANEL .......................................................................................................................................24
4.2 ARTICULATIONS & POLY LEGATO KEYSWITCHES ..........................................................................................................26
4.2.1 Acoustics & Electrics Basses ........................................................................................................................................................................ 26
4.2.2 Metal Bass .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26
4.2.3 Sustain ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 27
4.2.4 Natural Harmonic ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 28
4.2.5 Palm Mute .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29
4.2.6 Slide In from below & Slide Out downwards ........................................................................................................................................ 30
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4.2.7 Legato Slide (Poly Legato) ............................................................................................................................................................................ 31
4.2.8 Hammer On & Pull Off (Poly Legato) ....................................................................................................................................................... 32
4.2.9 Staccato ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 33
4.2.10 Slap..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 34
4.2.11 Tap ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 35
4.2.12 Pop ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 36
4.3 MIC & DI(ACOUSTIC ONLY) .................................................................................................................................37
4.4 AUTO BUZZ/ MIC、DI、MASTER VOLUME & EQ / PICK ATTACK ACCENTUATION.......................................................37
4.5 AUTO ACCENTUATION NOISE/ PICK ATTACK RANDOM ...............................................................................................37
4.6 FRET SOUND TOGGLE & VOLUME ..............................................................................................................................37
4.7 GLOBAL SAMPLE START TIME ....................................................................................................................................37
4.8 CAPO .......................................................................................................................................................................39
4.9 MANUAL VIBRATO WHEEL ........................................................................................................................................39
4.10 STRMAN & CAPOMAN ..........................................................................................................................................40
4.10.1 StrMan............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 40
4.10.2 CapoMan.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 40
4.11 FX SOUND GROUP .................................................................................................................................................40
4.11.1 Acoustics & Electrics Basses ...................................................................................................................................................................... 40
4.11.2 Metal Bass........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 41
4.12 BUZZ .....................................................................................................................................................................41
4.13 OCTAVE PATTERN ...................................................................................................................................................42
4.14 SINGLE NOTE REPEAT .............................................................................................................................................42
5 RIFFER PANEL ...................................................................................................................................... 43
5.1 RIFFER OVERVIEW .....................................................................................................................................................43
5.2 EDIT NOTE ATTRIBUTES .............................................................................................................................................44
5.2.1 Note Attributes Overview ............................................................................................................................................................................. 44
5.2.2 Right-Click Menu ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 45
5.2.3 FX-Line................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 45
5.2.4 Key Commands ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 45
5.2.5 Note Attributes................................................................................................................................................................................................. 46
5.2.6 Articulation & Legato Rules......................................................................................................................................................................... 47
5.2.7 Tuner .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 47
5.3 SCORE & GLOBAL PARAMETERS .................................................................................................................................48
5.4 PREFERENCES............................................................................................................................................................49
5.5 IMPORT & EXPORT ...................................................................................................................................................50
5.5.1 Import MIDI to Riffer...................................................................................................................................................................................... 50
5.5.2 Import Tab to Riffer(New feature In Tab Panel)............................................................................................................................... 51
5.5.3 Export Riff to MIDI .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 52
5.6 DICE ........................................................................................................................................................................53
5.7 PRESET & SAVE WINDOWS .......................................................................................................................................54
5.7.1 Preset Window ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 54
5.7.2 Save Window..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 55
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6 TAB PANEL ........................................................................................................................................... 56
6.1 OVERVIEW OF TAB PANEL ..........................................................................................................................................56
6.2 LOAD TAB ................................................................................................................................................................57
6.3 TAB PLAY TOGGLE .....................................................................................................................................................57
6.4 TAB EXPORT .............................................................................................................................................................57
6.5 HOST PLAYBACK .......................................................................................................................................................57
6.6 VELOCITY PROPORTION & HUMANIZATION................................................................................................................58
6.7 TAB SWING ..............................................................................................................................................................58
6.8 TAB DURATION PROPORTION ....................................................................................................................................58
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FX PANEL .......................................................................................................................................... 59
7.1 OVERVIEW OF FX ......................................................................................................................................................59
7.2 COMPRESSION ..........................................................................................................................................................59
7.3 OVERDRIVE...............................................................................................................................................................60
7.4 5-BAND-EQ ............................................................................................................................................................60
7.5 WAH........................................................................................................................................................................60
7.6 CHORUS ...................................................................................................................................................................61
7.7 PHASER ....................................................................................................................................................................61
7.8 DELAY ......................................................................................................................................................................61
7.9 REVERB ....................................................................................................................................................................61
8 EDIT PANEL .......................................................................................................................................... 62
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1 Installation & Activation
1.1 Installation on Mac
1. Continue to install.
2. Read and accept the license agreement.
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3. Select plugin formats to install. Change Location if you want to install sample library in a
different place.
4. Close to exit.
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1.2 Installation on Windows
1. Continue to install.
2. Read and accept the license agreement.
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3. Specify location to install standalone.
4. Specify location to install 64bit VST.
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5. Specify location to install 32bit VST.
6. Specify location to install sample library.
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7. Select plugin formats to install.
8. Choose if to create a Start Menu folder.
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9. Finish to exit.
*Please install Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable if program cannot run.
Microsoft official download page
*If encountered with error shown above, please close and simply ignore it.
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1.3 Activation
1. 7-days trial with full features is offered.
2. Trial requires an internet connection.
3. Activation: open Activation Manager to activate products.
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4. Online Activation: fill in User ID and password and click "Activate" to complete activation. Click
"Forgot" if you want to inquire User ID and reset password.
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5. Offline Activation: please send Challenge Code and User ID to service@amplesound.net . Our
customer service will send you Key Code within 24 hours. Fill in User ID and Key Code and click
"Activate" to complete activation. Keep your User ID and Key Code in case of reinstallation.
6. After activation succeeds, please close Activation Manager and restart program.
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2 Parameters Setting
2.1 Overview of Settings Panel
1. Save/Load Preset
2. Instrument Path Setting
3. Master Tune
4. MIDI Out
5. Max Voices
6. Real Time Memory Display
7. Velocity Sensitivity
8. Real Time Voices Display
9. Velocity Layer Thresholds
10. Bender Range
11. Poly Bender
12. Mod Wheel Range
13. Auto Mod Wheel
14. Hold Pedal Noise
15. Cycle Mode
16. Cycle *3
17. Cycle Reset
18. MIDI Guitar Mode Setting & Toggle
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2.2 Save / Load Preset
You can save your current parameters setting as local file for later use with other projects or
DAWs.
2.3 Instrument Path Setting
You can move sample library folder indicated by original path to anywhere, and set path to new
location.
2.4 Master Tune
Default tune is in 440Hz. You can set tune to any non-standard between 430 and 450Hz.
2.5 MIDI Out
Toggle on MIDI Out, add a MIDI track in project and set the input to MIDI Out of Ample Bass.
Then any note being played will be converted to MIDI, including those by tab.
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2.6 Max Voices
Defines the maximum number of voices which can be played simultaneously. Voices will be
forced stop if the number goes beyond maximum.
2.7 Velocity Layers Thresholds
Each Cycle: Separate sample cycle for each note and each velocity layer, greatly improving
humanization.
Rhombic Sampling Structure: Greatly improves sample utilization proficiency.
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Sliders control velocity thresholds of corresponding layers. Adjust them according to your play
style.
2.8 Poly Bender
When toggled on, open string and multiple notes can be bended.
2.9 Cycle Mode
You can switch cycle mode among Each Cycle (default), Round Robin and Random.
Each Cycle: Separate sample cycle for each note and each velocity layer, more appropriate for
ARP and Strum.
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Round Robin: more appropriate for Solo.
Random: Sample Cycle random.
2.10 Cycle * 3 & Cycle Reset
Cycle*3: When toggled on, 3 times cycles will be available for each note.
Cycle Reset: You can reset cycle index here.
2.11 MIDI Guitar Mode Setting & Toggle
Toggle on when you use midi guitar as input. Make sure the input channel of midi track is set to
all.
2.12 Customized Parameters Control
2.12.1 MIDI Controller
All buttons, knobs and sliders on GUI can be controlled by MIDI Controllers. Alt + click or
right-click a control to open the dialog below and assign a controller.
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1.Left Column: Available controllers, including After Touch, Bender
& MIDI CC.
2.Right Column: Assigned parameters.
3.OK: Assign the selected controller to the control.
4.Cancel: Close dialog.
5.Learn: MIDI Learn.
6.Clear: Clear the assigned controller of the control.
2.12.2 Automation
You can also use automation to control parameters.
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3 Instrument Panel
3.1 Overview of Instrument Panel
1. Sample Library Switch
2. Master Volume
3. Capo Logic - Intelligent Fingering Simulation Algorithm
4. StrMan
5. Open String First (G#6)
6. Hold Pedal
7. Play Mode Switch
8. Auto Legato Mode Switch(D#6)
9. Alternate Tuner
10. Volume Ratio
3.2 Sample Library Switch
You can switch between Finger and Pick sample libraries.
*Sample Library cannot be switched during play.
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3.3 Open String First
Used for playing high position arpeggios with open strings. When toggled on, notes will be
played priorly on open strings regardless of Capo Logic. G#6 can toggle it on with high velocity
and off with low velocity.
3.4 Play Mode Switch
When keyboard mode is on, multiple notes can be played on same string simultaneously. When
solo mode is on, only one note can exist at a time. Both keyboard mode and solo mode will mute
Auto Legato.
3.5 Auto Legato Mode Switch
When two notes on the same string overlap and keyboard/solo mode is off, a legato will be
automatically made. D#6 can switch auto legato mode, high velocity for Auto SL and low velocity
for Auto HP.
3.6 Alternate Tuner
You can tune every string by turning its corresponding tuner, 2 semitones down at most. Tuning
is fully compatible with strummer, tab and all articulations.
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3.7 Volume Ratio
Adjusts the volume ratio of non-slap articulation to slap articulation.
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4 Main Panel
4.1 Overview of Main Panel
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1.Articulations & Poly Legato Keyswitches (Important)
2.Peak meter / Sound Mode, Pan & Width
3.Open String First Toggle
4.Tab Play Toggle
5.Fade In / DI Delay
6.Auto Buzz (Original) / Mic, DI & Master Volume & EQ / Pick Attack Accentuation
7.Auto Accentuation Noise (Original) / Pick Attack Random
8.Release Sound Volume
9.Noise Sound Volume
10.Accentuation Noise Volume
11.Fret Sound Toggle & Volume (Original)
12. Global Sample Start Time (Original)
13.Capo
14.Bender
15.Manual Vibrato Wheel (Original)
16.CapoMan
17.Fx Sound Group
18.Manual Buzz / Fx Sound Group 2
19.Dead Note
20.Octave Pattern (Original)
21.Single Note Repeater (Original)
22.Auto Accentuation Noise Toggle
23.Auto Legato Mode Switch
24.Strman
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4.2 Articulations & Poly Legato Keyswitches
4.2.1 Acoustics & Electrics Basses
Abbr.
Full Name
Keyswitch
Range
SUS
Sustain
C0
B0-F4
NH
Natural Harmonic
C#0
E2-G4
PM
Palm Mute
D0
E1-F4
SIO
Slide In from below & Slide Out downwards
D#0
F#1-F4
LS
Legato Slide (Poly Legato)
E0
F1-F4
HP
Hammer On & Pull Off (Poly Legato)
F0
E1-F4
STA
Staccato
F#0
E1-F4
SLAP
Slap
G0
E1-F4
TAP
Tap
G#0
E1-F4
POP
Pop
A0
E1-F4
4.2.2 Metal Bass
Abbr.
Full Name
Keyswitch
Range
SUS
Sustain
C0
B0-E4
LS
Legato Slide (Poly Legato)
C#0
C1-E4
HP
Hammer On & Pull Off (Poly Legato)
D0
B0-E4
SIO
Slide In from below & Slide Out downwards
D#0
C#1-E4
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4.2.3 Sustain
Keyswitch is C0.
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4.2.4 Natural Harmonic
Keyswitch is C#0.
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4.2.5 Palm Mute
Keyswitch is D0. Subsequent note of low velocity will be dead note. If you press C0 and D0 at the
same time, subsequent notes of high velocity will be Sustain and notes of low velocity will be
Palm Mute.
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4.2.6 Slide In from below & Slide Out downwards
Keyswitch is D#0. When D#0 is before a note, Slide In is triggered. When D#0 lies in a note, Slide
Out is triggered. The velocity of slide is determined by D#0. Articulation will return to Sustain
when note ends. Poly slide is supported.
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4.2.7 Legato Slide (Poly Legato)
Keyswitch is E0. Two notes of Legato must overlap and E0 must be ahead of first note.
Articulation will return to previous one when second note ends. Legato triggered by E0 of high
velocity will change fret position. Low velocity will not.
Poly Legato (Original): The rule is same with mono legato except you only need to press the
highest note of second set if you want to slide upward, or lowest note of second set if you want
to slide downward.
Slide Smoother: The speed of a long legato slide (slide more than 2 frets) is determined by the
velocity of second note. Higher the velocity, faster the speed.
Auto SL: When keyboard/solo mode is off and auto legato mode is Auto SL, two overlapped
note on same string will legato automatically, no keyswitch needed.
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4.2.8 Hammer On & Pull Off (Poly Legato)
Keyswitch is F0. Two notes of Legato must overlap and F0 must be ahead of first note.
Articulation will return to previous one when second note ends. Legato triggered by F0 of high
velocity will change fret position if it goes beyond. Low velocity will not.
Auto HP: When keyboard/solo mode is off and auto legato mode is Auto HP, two overlapped
note on same string will legato automatically, no keyswitch needed.
Poly Legato (Original): The rule is same with mono legato except you only need to press the
highest note of second set if you want to hammer on, or lowest note of second set if you want to
pull off.
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4.2.9 Staccato
Keyswitch is F#0.
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4.2.10 Slap
Keyswitch is G0. Subsequent note of low velocity will be slap noise.
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4.2.11 Tap
Keyswitch is G#0.
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4.2.12 Pop
Keyswitch is A0. Subsequent note of low velocity will be pop noise. If you press G0 and A0 at the
same time, subsequent notes on string 3&4 will be Slap and string 1&2 will be Pop.
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4.3 Mic & DI(Acoustic only)
Ample Bass Acoustic is recorded via Mic and DI simultaneously. You can solo or mute either and
set EQ separately. Two mono and stereo modes are available. In addition, you can adjust mic and
di volumes, pan and width to meet your need.
4.4 Auto Buzz/ Mic、DI、Master Volume & EQ / Pick Attack
Accentuation
When toggled on, notes will be affected and adjusted. This feature is different with different
Basses.
4.5 Auto Accentuation Noise/ Pick Attack Random
When toggled on, a noise will be randomly applied to sustain articulation depending on
frequency.
4.6 Fret Sound Toggle & Volume
In real performance, hand is constantly moving and touching fretboard. Without fret sound
virtual instruments would sound artificially "clean".
4.7 Global Sample Start Time
After pick strokes string, it takes around 50ms to get the string really vibrating. Ample Bass
preserves the moment of the stroke, otherwise it will sound like piano.
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Set Start Time to 50ms and Track Delay of DAWs to 0ms as shown in the figure above on the left
when you are playing a MIDI keyboard.
Set Start Time to 0ms and Track Delay of DAWs to -50ms as shown in the figure above on the
right when you are playing tracks or exporting audio.
If your DAW doesn't support Track delay, you will need to drag tracks a few ms (according to start
time) forward manually, or use the formula of Time to BPM: Track Delay(beat) = Time(s) * Tempo
/ 60, e.g. for 50ms, you need to drag tracks 0.1 beat or 48 ticks forward when Tempo = 120.
You need to export audio one bar earlier after Track Delay is set as shown in the figure below.
For Ample Bass Acoustic, since DI channel transmits earlier than Mic channels, you can adjust DI
Delay to avoid phase cancellation.
4.8 Capo
Shifts all incoming notes without need to change original.
4.9 Manual Vibrato Wheel
Vibrato can be controlled by hand like a real musician does. An intensive vibrato is triggered
when the wheel position exceeds 3/4.
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4.10 StrMan & CapoMan
4.10.1 StrMan
Specify a string to be played manually. E6-G6 correspond to 4th string-1st string. High velocity
StrMan will affect fret position while low velocity will not.
4.10.2 CapoMan
Switch to a fret position manually. Press A#0 and the CapoMan line (yellow) will appear. Then
press E1-A#2 to switch to position 0-18 respectively. For metal, press B0-E2 to switch to position
0-17 respectively.
4.11 FX Sound Group
4.11.1 Acoustics & Electrics Basses
Note
FX Sound
G#4
Hit Top (Mute)
A4
Hit Top (Open)
A#4
Hit Rim
F5
Scratch 1
F#5
Scratch 2
G5
Accentuation Noise
G#5
Slap Noise by Left Hand
A5
Slap Noise by Right Hand
A#5
Fx Slide 1: SIO on E string
B5
Fx Slide 2: SIO on A string
C6
Fx Slide 3: SO on E string
C#6
Fx Slide 4: SO on A string
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4.11.2 Metal Bass
Note
FX Sound
D#5
Downstroke Noise
E5
Upstroke Noise
F5
Scratch 1
F#5
Scratch 2
G5
Silent Press
G#5
Fx Slide 1: SIO on B string
A5
Fx Slide 2: SIO on E string
A#5
Fx Slide 3: SIO on A string
B5
Fx Slide 4: SO on B string
C6
Fx Slide 5: SO on E string
C#6
Fx Slide 6: SO on A string
4.12 Buzz
When you press A4, all ringing notes will be buzzed.
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4.13 Octave Pattern
Press B4, C5, D5 and E5 will respectively trigger descending fourth, unison, ascending fifth and
ascending octave of current note or last ended note with octave shape.
4.14 Single Note Repeat
You can press C#5 and D#5 to repeat notes being played or last ended note. Multiple notes are
supported.
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5 Riffer Panel
5.1 Riffer Overview
1. Riffer Panel button
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2. Riff title
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3. String Roll
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4. Note attributes
Select a note, the title area will be replaced by
note attributes
5. Global attributes
Includes Swing, Velocity Humanization, Velocity
Proportion and Insert Velocity 4 options
6. Score attributes
Include Key, Time Signature, BPM and Quantize 4
options
7. Drag to Host
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8. Load Riff
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9. Save Riff
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10. New Riff
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11. Preferences
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12. Load Previous Riff
-
13. Riff Play Toggle
The playing position from the selected note
14. Load Next Riff
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15. Riff Sync Toggle
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16. Riff Acoustic Feedback Toggle
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17. Dice
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18. Riff Metronome Toggle
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5.2 Edit Note Attributes
5.2.1 Note Attributes Overview
There are Pitch, Velocity, Duration, Articulation, Legato, Vibrato Range, Vibrato Rate, Bend Type,
Bend Editor, Note Off Velocity, altogether 10 options for each note.
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5.2.2 Right-Click Menu
5.2.3 FX-Line
Velocity and FX type, 2 options for FX notes.
*The FX type is different on different basses.
5.2.4 Key Commands
Left Click
Enter a note on strings or FX-line
Drag the note vertically
Change Pitch
Drag the border of note
Change Length
horizontally
Ctrl + Drag the note vertically
Change Velocity
Ctrl + Drag the border of note
Change Duration
horizontally
Shift + Drag the note
Move Note
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Double Click the note
Delete Note
Right Click the note
Right-Click Menu
Alt\Option + Left Click
5.2.5 Note Attributes
Icons of Articulations & Legato
Nature Harmonic
All Basses except AMR
Palm Mute
All
Slap
Electric Basses
Pop
Electric Basses
Tap
Electric Basses
Staccato\Repeat Note
ABP and ABJ
Slide In
All
Slide Out
All
Hammer On & Pull Off
All
Legato Slide
All
Bender
All
Vibrato
All
*The articulations and Legato are different in different basses.
Icon Position
Top Left: Bender
Top Right: Vibrato
Bottom Left: Articulations
Bottom Right: Legato Slide
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5.2.6 Articulation & Legato Rules
a. Legato is available when notes are next to each other and on the same string, the Legato must
be marked on the first note.
The speed of long legato slide (slide more than 2 frets) is determined by the velocity of
destination note. Higher the velocity, faster the speed.
b. Nature Harmonic is available on the nature harmonic positions (5th, 7th, 9th and 12th) ,the
pitch is the same as Sustain.
c. Muted Slap or Muted Pop is available when switching to Slap or Pop, and the velocity is 1 –
63.
d. Pop Slide In is available when switching to Slide, and the velocity is 127.
e. Slide Out: Slide Out from the 50% point of the note.
f. 1/4 Slide Out: Slide Out from the 75% point of the note.
g. 1/8 Slide Out: Slide Out from the 87.5% point of the note.
h. Note Off Velocity: control the volume of Release and Fingered Release.
5.2.7 Tuner
The tuners could be adjusted on the head of bass.
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5.3 Score & Global parameters
Swing tick
-
Velocity Humanization
If the velocity is 80 and set Velocity humanization to +/-20, the
value will be 60 – 100
Velocity Proportion
Controls the percentage of original velocity with which to play
Insert Velocity
Default Note Velocity
Key
Transpose the key of Riff
Time Signature
Follow Global Time Signature when SYNC is on
BPM
Follow DAW's BPM when SYNC is on
Quantize
Follow Global Quantize when SYNC is on
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5.4 Preferences
MIDI Export mode
Strman: Exported MIDI will contain keyswitch\Strman information,
Available for all DAWs
Channel: Exported MIDI will contain channel information, this will
also toggle on MIDI guitar mode on Setting panel. Make sure the
input channel of MIDI track is set to Any, Not available for some
DAWs such as Pro Tools, Ableton Live etc
Export Humanization
Determines if exported MIDI will include Swing, Velocity
Humanization, and Velocity Proportion settings
Theme
Classic
Dark
Note Display
Select information to be shown on top of notes
Fret
Pitch
Pitch & Fret
Velocity
Duration
Off Velocity
Score Display
Score Line Display
String
Grid
Auxiliary Display
Auxiliary grids for FX-line and note attributes
Metronome
Change the sound of Metronome
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Metronome Velocity
Change the volume of Metronome
5.5 Import & Export
5.5.1 Import MIDI to Riffer
The MIDI file could be imported to Riffer.
*The MIDI block could be dragged into Riffer directly in Cubase & Nuendo.
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5.5.2 Import Tab to Riffer(New feature In Tab Panel)
Click Riff button on the Tab panel, the current measure could be converted to a riff, and all of
articulations and fingered positions will be kept.
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5.5.3 Export Riff to MIDI
Drag the riff to MIDI track.
*The Export Mode and Export Humanization could be changed on the Preferences window, refer
to section 5.4.
Or generate a MIDI file.
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5.6 Dice
Dice is a Random Riff Generator.
Numbers
Numbers of note to generate
Key
Root not
Scale
Select a chord or Scale template
Style
Notes and Groove style
Vel+-
Random Velocity Range
Dice
Create a random riff
Record
MIDI input on/off
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5.7 Preset & Save Windows
5.7.1 Preset Window
Check all of attributes (Category, Time Signature, Key, Quantize, BPM, Type and Author), sort
presets according to an attribute, search and rate presets.
*Right click can remove rating.
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5.7.2 Save Window
*Separated by commas if more than one chord.
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6 Tab Panel
6.1 Overview of Tab Panel
1. Track Select
2. Tab Export
3. Export Mode
4. Load Tab
5. Reload Tab
6. Host Playback
7. Tab Sync
8. Go to...
9. Tab Play Toggle (Note A6)
10. Tab Loop Toggle
11. Velocity Proportion
12. Velocity Humanization
13. Tab Swing
14. Tab Duration Proportion
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6.2 Load Tab
Ample Bass supports four formats of tab, GP3, GP4, GP5 and GPX. Tab name and path can only
contain numbers and English letters. After you edit a tab, you can click Reload button to refresh.
Click on edge or "Go to..." buttons to browse tab.
6.3 Tab Play Toggle
Click the play button to play a tab. When loop toggle is on, tab will start over again when it
reaches end. When loop toggle is off, tab will stop. A6 can toggle on tab play with high velocity
and off with low velocity. Use A6 to control tab play when exporting audio.
6.4 Tab Export
Drag export button to export tab to host as midi file. When Export Mode is Channel Mode,
exported midi will contain channel information. This will also toggle on Midi Guitar Mode on
Settings Panel. Make sure the input channel of midi track is set to all. This mode is not available
for some DAWs such as Pro Tools, Ableton Live, etc. When Export Mode is StrMan Mode,
exported midi will contain StrMan information. This mode is available for all DAWs.
6.5 Host Playback
When toggled on, tab can respond to host playback. Make sure the time signatures of host and
tab are same.
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6.6 Velocity Proportion & Humanization
Velocity Proportion controls the percentage of original velocity with which to play tab.
Humanization applies random change to velocity.
6.7 Tab Swing
Randomly flexes the timing of tab to avoid mechanical performance.
6.8 Tab Duration Proportion
Controls the percentage of sustain notes' duration with which to play tab.
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7 FX Panel
7.1 Overview of FX
4 Send FXs: Reverb, Delay, Phaser, Chorus. 4 Direct FXs: Compression, Overdrive, 5-Band-EQ,
Wah.
7.2 Compression
Name
Range
Default
Unit
Thre
-60 – 0
-20
db
Ratio
0–1
0.5
-
Attack
1 – 500
5
ms
Release
5 – 500
50
ms
2
db
Gain (MakeUp)
-24 –
24
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7.3 Overdrive
Name
Range
Default
Unit
Drive
10 – 1000
150
-
Gain
0 – 0.2
0.1
-
4000
HZ
Tone
1000 –
12000
7.4 5-Band-EQ
Name
Range
Default
Unit
Cut Active
Off / On
On
-
Lo Cut Gain
-12/-24
-12
db
Lo Cut Freq
20 – 20k
100
Hz
Band 2 Gain
-15 – 15
0
db
Band 2 Freq
20 – 20k
200
Hz
Band 3 Gain
-15 – 15
0
db
Band 3 Freq
20 – 20k
800
Hz
Band 4 Gain
-15 – 15
0
db
Band 4 Freq
20 – 20k
1.6K
Hz
Hi Cut Active
Off / On
Off
-
Hi Cut Gain
-12 / -24
-12
db
Hi Cut Freq
20 – 20k
16k
Hz
7.5 Wah
Name
Range
Default
Unit
Min
100 – 200
100
-
Max
5000 – 10000
5000
-
= Min
-
Pedal
According to Min
and Max
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7.6 Chorus
Name
Range
Default
Unit
Send
0–1
0.5
-
Depth 0 – 1
0.1
ms
Rate
0 – 0.5
0.1
Hz
Name
Range
Send
0-1
0.2
-
Depth
0-1
0.5
-
Rate
0 - 10
5
-
FBK
0-1
0.5
-
7.7 Phaser
Default
Unit
7.8 Delay
Name
Defa
Range
ult
Unit
Send
0-1
0.1
-
L.Time
0-2
0.25
s
R.Time
0-2
0.5
s
FBK
0-1
0.2
-
Time
Bpm/Ti
Mode
me
Bpm
-
7.9 Reverb
Name
Range
Default
Unit
Send
0 - 0.5
0.1
-
Width
0-1
1
-
Damp
0-1
0.3
-
Size
0-1
0.8
-
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8 Edit Panel
You can adjust both pitch and gain of every sample according to your own need. Editor can
correspond to sample currently being played. You can save your tune setting for later use or load
setting from file.
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