Cheap bass for demo recordings in drop C

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  1. Unleash The Fury

    Unleash The Fury SS.org Regular

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    No im not seeing it under the vsti. I felt like i made some sort of progress though as now the instruments i downloaded are now equipped in the Kontakt player. Except the only way i know this is by opening the Kontakt player icon on my desktop. Other wise i cannot find it in Reaper under the vst or vsti.

    I went back and re-dragged/dropped/copied all the files where i thought they belong (to the best of my knowledge), i cleared cache and rescanned; this time it took a little longer as i saw it scanning more items now but i still dont see Kontakt anywhere in Reaper.

    Though this is for another topic, i should be asking these questions on either the Kontakt forum or Reaper forum. I appreciate all your help, but i feel embarrassed asking for more help since this thread isnt about reaper/kontakt. You dont need to help if you dont want to but i thank you!
     
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    No im not seeing it under the vsti. I felt like i made some sort of progress though as now the instruments i downloaded are now equipped in the Kontakt player. Except the only way i know this is by opening the Kontakt player icon on my desktop. Other wise i cannot find it in Reaper under the vst or vsti.

    I went back and re-dragged/dropped/copied all the files where i thought they belong (to the best of my knowledge), i cleared cache and rescanned; this time it took a little longer as i saw it scanning more items now but i still dont see Kontakt anywhere in Reaper.

    Though this is for another topic, i should be asking these questions on either the Kontakt forum or Reaper forum. I appreciate all your help, but i feel embarrassed asking for more help since this thread isnt about reaper/kontakt. You dont need to help if you dont want to but i thank you!
     
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    Ok so i finally got it working with reaper now. Now my problem is i didnt know this was a free DEMO. Because it times out after like 10 minutes. I dont know how long the timeout lasts for, but i dont see how someone can have the patience for this. How does one continue to use this demo without shelling out the caah for the full version?
     
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    Glad you got it working, but are you sure you downloaded the right thing? It should be Kontakt Player, which is the free version.
    https://www.native-instruments.com/.../kontakt-5-player/kontakt-player-vs.-kontakt/

    The Kontakt Player alongside the Kontakt Factory Selection is what gets you the free bass samples
     
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    Now im not sure because they look identical.

    I dont remember it saying anything about it being a demo. Ill have to check when i get home
     
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    Ok i fixed the problem. I never entered the activation code on the site.
     
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    I know this is way off topic, but does anyone know how to extend the length of a note on reaper while doing midi? I would think there would be some way to click and drag to extend the length of a note but i cant fogure out how to do thay.

    I did do some google searching and still could not find exactly how to do this.
     
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    if you've been programming drums, its likely that your piano roll is still set to either Triangles or Diamonds, which is drum mode. When you have the piano roll open, you can click on view > piano roll notes > rectangles. That should let you be able to drag the end of the note to whatever note length you need, depending on what note value you have the grid set to on the bottom of the piano roll window.
     
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    Yes they are on diamonds. I figured it was something silly-easy like that. Thanks so much.
     
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    Lots of good info here guys. I am in the same boat with the bass thing. I might have to try programming as well.
     
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    Straight up - this is your best answer. No use spending a bunch of money on a bass and wasting a bunch of time when you could just get a passable result from software!
     
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    Apologies for the necro, but I've been messing around with MIDI Bass for a bit and this is what I've done (all are free vsts/plugins):

    - Kontakt Player using the Classical Bass preset
    - TSE Audio BOD Bass overdrive pedal
    - Ignite Amps SHB-1 Extreme Bass Head
    - Audio Damage Rough Rider Compressor
    - Filta Crunch 2.0
    - Basic 3 band EQ (I'm using Reaper so the preset is 3-Band EQ)

    It's convoluted as hell, but beats spending $$$!
     
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    TSE Audio BOD Bass overdrive pedal has been pretty rad and it's free.

    I was playing around using that and the TSE regular guitar amp sim for high gain and it can sound cool.

    https://soundcloud.com/mwoit/bass-tone-vst
     
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    I second the notion for Kontakt 5's bass VST. I've used it before when I've been too lazy to grab my bass. I wouldn't recommend getting a bass just for tracking simple bass. You've got to have more of a purposeful intention of learning to play when you buy a bass. Just like the other guy mentioned, if you were to get into it, you should go the used route. Back when I started bass, that's what I did.
     

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