30 Days of Roc #22: JP Synth Bass

30 days of Roc, where we release 1 new instrument a day! You're on day 22 We're also running a contest for each instrument, where you can win $10-$50 iTunes gift cards!

Enter now to prove you're the Roc master! First time here? OMG look at how much you've missed:

Day 21: Funk Bass
Day 20: Fretless Bass
Day 19: Acoustic Bass
Day 18: Hand Pan
Day 17: Copper Pan
Day 16: Steel Pan
Day 15: Church Bells
Day 14: Bells Hi, Mid and Lo
Day 13: Chimes Hi & Lo
Day 12: Thumb Piano
Day 11: Music Box
Day 10: Vocal FX
Day 9: Vocal Jazz
Day 8: Singing Vowels
Day 7: Konokol and Tabla Bols
Day 6: Birds
Day 5: Animals
Day 4: Around the House
Day 3: The Kitchen Sink
Day 2: Body Sounds
Day 1: Human Beatbox

What's a JP synth bass? Well, let's break it down.

-Roland, a popular manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, came out with the JP-8000 Music Synthesizer, which was considered very advanced at the time (and still is), for most electronic musicians. It combines the powerful sounds associated with vintage analog synths, while incorporating digital technology, making it the ultimate tool.

-A synth (short for synthesizer) is an electronic instrument that can usually produce a wide range of sounds, usually imitating other instruments. Effects range from piano to drums, to even more bizarre effects like haunted house and animal sounds.

-And a bass? You should already know, but just in case, a bass is a musical instrument that produces tones in the low-pitched range.

Now, combine all three, and you've got yourself a JP synth bass!

The JP Synth Bass has officially been added to the growing list of instruments in Roc, our music creator. You can find the latest installment in the instruments tool bar, located on the right hand side. There are 12 new synth bass effects to mess with! Use this new sound pack to create a stand alone tune, or add it to your existing songs. And remember, every instrument, including JP Synth Bass, is licensed under creative commons attribution, and can be used commercially. This means that you can use any music you've created in Roc (even in a commercial project!) as long as you give Aviary credit.

What should you do with this synth bass? No worries, Bruce, the man behind Roc, has created a sample demo for you. Launch Roc now to see what you can do.

Hint for Day 23 release (coming Tuesday): A synthesizer that compliments techno, drums, and bass!

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