Electric Piano Bass is based on the Rhodes Piano Bass, which appeared in 1960 as a way for keyboard players to cover the bass part on a dedicated instrument, its 32 keys covering the most widely used range of a bass. The Piano Bass employed the same design as the Rhodes Piano, using hammers to strike metal tines. The result is an expressive bass sound with plenty of attack, sustain and dynamic range.
The most famous Piano Bass user is Ray Manzarek from the Doors who placed his unit on top of his Vox Continental and later Gibson G-101 organ to play the band’s distinctive basslines. Much more recently, Jack White of The White Stripes often uses a Rhodes Piano Bass live to great effect.
For Electric Piano Bass, our model is a stunning red sparkle edition, straight out of the bowling alley from “The Big Lebowski,” which we captured using IK’s deep multi-velocity sampling techniques to convey all its sonic mojo and character.
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With Electric Piano Bass, you’ll gain a new perception of the bass and its role. Add it to your arsenal and explore how to add color or double your bass parts and more with expressive tone.
The new SampleTank 4 has been re-designed from the ground up to be every musician’s “go to” workstation for music creation, with a completely new rescalable interface, a massively expanded sample library and a new cutting-edge sound engine with efficient disk streaming, to deliver more powerful music creation tools than you ever imagined. What might usually take dozens of plug-ins can be accomplished right inside SampleTank 4, for lightning-fast workflow that keeps your inspiration going.
Electric Piano Bass works inside SampleTank 4 CS, offering you all the features of the new SampleTank 4* engine and over 4 GB of fresh sounds to get started.
*SampleTank 4.1.4 or later is required for all Electromagnetik libraries.