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~Bass it!~

This week I've got a note from a fellow deviant (about my previous music deviation) claiming that "the bass is a musical instrument that cannot be played on its own, without a guitar to play the actual music". Oooh yeaaahhhh???! Take this! ;p

Because of the bass & drums natural low frequency spectrum, you will need GOOD speakers/headphones to listen to this (decently).

Music and AS3 programming by me. Hope you like it and thanks for coming by!
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Xanatu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, someone really thought that? I'd honestly disagree with them, I think that electric bass on its own sounds more full and fleshed out than just electric guitar (And that's coming from an electric guitarist XD)

This sounds like a really neat groove, you could add some more parts to it (Though I know that isn't the idea) and make a killer track! Awesome job =D
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I am an electric guitarist myself, so bass is not my instrument. But I just can't stand people looking down on it. It's a key instrument in ANY band, and I am sure Geddy Lee would agree with me. :D
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
This pretty cool
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You don't see a bass solo everyday. :)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional
far freaking out
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:iconken1171:
ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I finally made a bass deviation. ^______^
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional
Yep
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xxmr47xx Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
THANK GOD!! Some one else realizes the power of the bass guitar!! KICK ASS!! Songs are nothing without a good bass line. Great little distro man!
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I already gave the bass a little feature in my previous music, but this time it's ALL bass and drums. ^^
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DikkeBobby Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
that so awesome:D
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Bass deserves it's own deviation. ^^
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DikkeBobby Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
^^
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ArcusofBrambles Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Writer
Prefer bass to actual guitar anyway...
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:iconken1171:
ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
No band could exist without the bass, but it is still an underestimated instrument. ^^
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ArcusofBrambles Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Writer
True, true. Very good music by the way.
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:iconken1171:
ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It's hard to post music in a visual arts site, but I like to keep all of my stuff together. ^^
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Ganguro666 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Quite cool, I really dug the bass riff you had here.
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^_____^
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MidnightAvatArtist8 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You sure proved them! X3 Great job!
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:iconken1171:
ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
^______^
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BlueberrySweet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Artist
so cool love it so happy that i'm not the only one that plays the bass
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you liked it! :)
All bands *must* have a bass. ^^
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NetherKoopa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
thats more than great! :lol:
I think, it's Accustic Bass, isn't it?
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:iconken1171:
ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It's a Fender electric strato bass, fretless version. ^^
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NetherKoopa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
but is still good. xD
I shoult make also a bass and kicks solo! ^^
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's cool - let me know when you post it! :D
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:iconnetherkoopa:
NetherKoopa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
okay, i'll submit in #Music-DeviantART it it finish! :D
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:iconken1171:
ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! :thumbsup::D
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NetherKoopa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
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Deathinator Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Filmographer
Not bad, I didn't think bass could be played on its own either. But then I've never known much about music. Depends who's pulling the strings I suppose!

I'm really digging the wavelength effect you put into the visual. I've been needing to look up a tutorial for that effect, a robotic character of mine has a mouth that does it. Did you follow a tutorial or did you just do it yourself?
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The wave effect came up when Adobe released ActionScript 3.0, where the TSoundMixer class includes a stereo 256 channels audio feedback as a numeric array that updates in real time. With a simple FOR loop, you can poll the array values and plot them on the screen anyway you like. I like to connect them with a line. ^^

To figure this out, I had to dig into the Adobe documentation about the sound-related classes in AS3. Back in those days, the classes were quite buggy and some things didn't work, like you couldn't find the playback position of a sound after you paused it. Things got much better now with Flash Player 10, though Adobe is notorious for taking YEARS to have known bugs fixed.
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Navio-Tantra Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
hey, hey dude! LOL.
can u please tell me how to make the preloader, u are using action script right?
THX
I'm using Macromedia Flash Proffesional 8, thank you~
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It took me a long time to figure out how preloaders work. Adobe doesn't make any efforts to make it simple either. In ActionScript3, you have to create a event listener to "listen" to the Event.ENTER_FRAME event. From there you can access the loaderInfo object for its bytesLoaded and bytesTotal properties, which are updated in real time as your Flash program loads. When bytesLoaded reaches bytesTotal, you know your Flash assets have been loaded, and you can remove the ENTER_FRAME event listener and start the main program itself.

This is how loaders work in Flash, but how to make the Flash assets work with this would need a much longer explanation. You know when things went wrong about this when your loader looks perfectly Ok, but the loading progress won't show up until the entire loading process is already finished. This also took me ages to figure out, and there is no simple or short explanation on how to handle it.
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Navio-Tantra Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
oh, I'll ask my "master" then for further explanation.

gosh, I dont understand actionscript 3.0 thing... I'm using the actionscript 2.0 for Adobe. :rofl:

thanks a lot ! u are the best ! :D
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
\(^____^)/
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Navio-Tantra Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ehhehehe
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haloflooder Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
That was actually very good! When I listen to some music, I only hear one note from the bass continuously playing in the whole song (in some songs). It's nice to hear the opposite thing :)
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! There's too much injustice about the bass, and I thought it was about time to prove a point here. My instrument is the guitar, but someone must defend the bass! There is no band without one. ^___^
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AntonyC Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Oooh. It's the heart and soul of any piece.
I've been falling in love with the bass ever since I started composing.
This is super!
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I think showing is better than trying to explain what the bass can do. Maybe people would understand its value if we removed the bass from all the music they like, and THEN they would notice the difference. ^^
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CAZ-T13 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student
This is pretty great.
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:iconken1171:
ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^____^
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CAZ-T13 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student
You're welcome.
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Papasmrfe Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
... ... ... I like it when you post music... ... ...

... ... ... ... ...

The problem is, even after I've hit the Download button, I don't leave your page for another ten minutes.

... ... ...

Yep, still here...
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It's *really* hard to get people to pay attention to original music at dA - maybe because most people use ripped CDs from famous people in their animations, so music is always taken for granted. dA has no policy against using stolen music without permission, so everybody think it's Ok.
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FantasyButterfly Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
hnnnnng!!! i love the bass! thank you for proving to people that its very nice on its own! <3 good work~
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
My instrument is mainly the guitar, but I feel hurt when people try to diminish the value of the bass. I can't imagine a band without one.
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Arsenious Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. Great to see I'm not the only one who loves the bass. B)
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ken1171 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It's amazing how people misunderstand the bass, as if it were some kind of lesser instrument that cannot be played on its own. Well, maybe if people hear this, they can change their minds about it. ^^
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