The Upright Bass includes both a DI soundset and a Mic’d soundset, such that the layering of these soundsets can produce unique tones. It also includes many diverse presets for ManyStation and WusikStation version 2 and up.
C-1 – knock on bass body
C#-1 – slap low strings
D-1 – slap all strings – See above
D#-1 – slap high strings – Useful for simulating rockabilly bass, or to decorate sparse funk grooves.
E-1 – light string slap
F-1 – light release noise – See above
F#-1 – loud release noise – Put at the end of low notes to imitate the buzzing sound that strings make when they are released.
G-1 – D staccato rake – See above
G#-1 – G staccato rake – This is a technique used in a lot of upright and electric bass playing, especially in walking bass and funk basslines. The staccato rake is basically a short open string tone, which usually goes a 16th note or so before an accented note. It’s really an important bassism, but very much a “feel” thing.
A-1 – pluck muted strings
A#-1 – fret noise – Place these during pitch bends or in between two notes to simulate the sound of the bassist’s finger sliding on a string. These nuances add realism to your basslines.
B-1-G#1 – Slides
A1 – E harmonic
A#1 – A harmonic
B1 – D harmonic
C2 – G harmonic – Instead of playing a normal high G most bassists, especially Jazz bassists, replace it with this G harmonic, which is a shortcut to play the note in tune.
C#2 – high D harmonic
D2-C#6 – sustained tones – Long, sustained tones
D6-G9 – staccato tones – The sampled staccato notes are useful because they include the natural release noise that strings make.