How to Use Ample Sound ABJ 2 to Create Realistic Bass Tracks
Ample Sound ABJ 2 is a virtual instrument that aims to bring the sound of the Fender Jazz Bass (John English Masterbuilt) to your studio[^4^]. It features rich fingering noise, sustain, palm mute, natural harmonic, hammer on & pull off, legato slide, slide in & out, slap, pop, tap, accentuated, repeat note, dead note and more articulations[^4^]. It also has a built-in amp system, a riffer module, a tab player and various effects[^4^]. In this article, we will show you how to use Ample Sound ABJ 2 to create realistic bass tracks for your music projects.
Step 1: Install and Activate Ample Sound ABJ 2
To use Ample Sound ABJ 2, you need to download and install it from the official website[^5^]. The download size is about 3.71 GB and you need at least 10 GB of hard disk space and an Intel i5 or higher processor to run it[^4^]. You also need a compatible host software that supports VST2, VST3, AU, AAX or standalone formats[^4^]. After installing Ample Sound ABJ 2, you need to activate it with the keygen that you can get from various sources online. However, we do not recommend using illegal keygens as they may contain viruses or malware that can harm your computer. Instead, we suggest you purchase a legitimate license from Ample Sound's website or authorized dealers.
Step 2: Load Ample Sound ABJ 2 into Your Host Software
Once you have activated Ample Sound ABJ 2, you can load it into your host software as a plugin or run it as a standalone application. To load it as a plugin, simply create a new track in your host software and select Ample Sound ABJ 2 from the list of available instruments. To run it as a standalone application, double-click on the Ample Sound ABJ 2 icon on your desktop or in your applications folder. You will see the main interface of Ample Sound ABJ 2 with four tabs: Main Panel, Tab Reader, Riffer and FX.
Step 3: Choose a Preset or Customize Your Own Sound
Ample Sound ABJ 2 comes with several presets that you can choose from to get started quickly. You can access them by clicking on the preset menu at the top left corner of the main panel. You can also customize your own sound by adjusting the parameters on the main panel such as volume, pan, tone, envelope, velocity curve and more. You can also switch between fingered and picked modes by clicking on the extension button at the bottom right corner of the main panel. The extension mode adds more articulations and noises for a more realistic picked sound[^4^].
Step 4: Use the Riffer Module to Generate Bass Riffs
If you want to create your own bass riffs without playing them manually on a MIDI keyboard or drawing them on a piano roll, you can use the riffer module of Ample Sound ABJ 2. The riffer module is a powerful tool that can generate random or customized bass riffs based on various parameters such as scale, key, chord progression, rhythm pattern and more. You can access the riffer module by clicking on the riffer tab at the top of the interface. You will see a grid where you can edit or create your own riffs by adding or deleting notes. You can also use the dice button to generate random riffs based on your settings. You can preview your riffs by clicking on the play button or drag and drop them into your host software as MIDI files.
Step 5: Use the Tab Player to Play Bass Tabs
If you have some bass tabs that you want to play with Ample Sound ABJ 2, you can use the tab player module. The tab player module can load and play several prevalent guitar/bass tablature file formats such as Guitar Pro (*.gp3/gp4/gp5/gpx), Power Tab (*.ptb) and TablEdit (*.tef)[^4^]. You can access the tab player module by clicking on the tab reader tab at the ec8f644aee