I´m new here and very interested to use midi bass but I found no way to use my 5 string bass guitar. Possible is only the E string but not the B string.
Can someone give me a howto I should setup midi bass to use all 5 strings.
I first tried using pitch shifters to trick MIDI Bass into tracking the notes but it was a struggle between tracking accuracy and latency. It never worked out.
I have settled on a combination of MIDI Bass and the Sonuus G2M3. I use Cantabile as a host, so I filter the midi input of the G2M to transmit only the notes below the low E to the subsequent Virtual Instruments.
The latency of the G2M is much worse than MIDI Bass so the combination of the two solutions is worth the extra cost and effort in terms of playability, although the cost of the G2M is as much as I paid for my MIDI Bass license. 100% cost increase for 5 extra notes is kind of expensive IMO, but I won’t complain because the alternatives are way more expensive and cumbersome.
Update: I heard about the Kilohearts update and the free Snap Heap plugin that includes a ton of freebies, including a free pitch shifter. I have just tried this new pitch shifter with my 5-string EUB with MIDI Bass. I’m attaching a video.
I’m using Cubase as a host in this example. In MIDI Bass I’m using the JX 10 Wobble Bass preset just because. I have the transposer active in the MIDI FX at +7. I’m using the Kilohearts pitch Shifter at +5 with the grain size at 72.4 and compensation on High.
My EUB is designed for Salsa and latin music so it has a punchy and very fundamental tone. I could try to plug my regular bass into the same chain but since we’re talking freeware and the results are pretty cool I will leave this test at that.
Latency is still a factor but the feel is clean and accurate. I’m optimistic.