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Yes I got your pm and will be glad to help. There are possibly some of the songs there but those are mostly from my solo act. As I said in my pm I will also share my other files which have some of those song as well. 

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No one else has mentioned them yet, so...

Captain plugins from Mixed In Key. Captain Chords. Captain Beat. Captain Melody. Captain Deep (for basslines). Captain Play.

https://mixedinkey.com/captain-plugins/

Not on sale at the moment, but it does happen. Solid plugins.

There are lots of YouTube videos on the v5 version. Here's Mixed In Key's video for Captain Deep.

 

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51 minutes ago, abacab said:

Scaler 2 is another option for creating chord progressions and bass lines. https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/plugin-boutique-scaler-2

Now with key and scale detection for MIDI and audio.

 

I hadn't thought about Scaler 2 for bass lines. It's a terrific plugin. I installed it, along with the Captain plugins, on my new laptop. Auto Theory, InstaChord, InstaScale and others of that type that I tried out, did not make the cut. Didn't get used on my old desktop, so why bother? Scaler 2 is less expensive, but I like all of the different Rhythms available in Captain Deep. That said, I need to go back I look at Scaler from a bass line perspective. 👍

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1 hour ago, John Maar said:

I hadn't thought about Scaler 2 for bass lines. It's a terrific plugin. I installed it, along with the Captain plugins, on my new laptop. Auto Theory, InstaChord, InstaScale and others of that type that I tried out, did not make the cut. Didn't get used on my old desktop, so why bother? Scaler 2 is less expensive, but I like all of the different Rhythms available in Captain Deep. That said, I need to go back I look at Scaler from a bass line perspective. 👍

Scaler 2.2 has added a new Bass Mode, with over 100 basslines categorized and capable of responding to your chords.

 

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38 minutes ago, abacab said:

Scaler 2.2 has added a new Bass Mode, with over 100 basslines categorized and capable of responding to your chords.

 

That's what happens when you don't pay attention to the release notes. And I'm on v2.3. Doh. Watching and learning now.

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Wow!  The more I know, the less I know.  Approaching brain overload, but I will evaluate these as options.  Thanks.

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@BGJammer  I posted a folder with some of my bluegrass collection. I also made a midi folder with a lot of files in it. Should keep you busy for a few years.  
Link is in my signature 

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I was surprised nobody mentioned dragging midi patterns into a track from the Studio Instruments electric bass.  The Jazz 3 pattern would work fine for many Bluegrass songs.

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To me using patterns is a lot more work than others methods you could use to create music. I’ve never understood the point of them other than for drums. 

I guess I’ve always figured out how to make my own parts a lot faster than digging though 1,000’s of patterns 

I was not a keyboard player when midi came into my life. I had absolutely no clue where the notes were. But I quickly figured out how to play simple bass parts on a keyboard and how to edit them into an ok backing track. After all you could slow down the tempo and even then we had quantize. 


I bought the Roland GR50 hoping to play bass lines on my guitar. It worked but because data storage was limited I couldn’t use the resulting midi data because it was huge. So back to the keyboard  


It took 30 year for my dream to come true and I can now play my real bass and just drag it to a midi track.
But up until then I just got better and better at keyboards because I had to if I wanted good tracks. I now enjoy keyboard and look forward to spending more time practicing now I’m retired. 
 

then there’s drums!  

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Interesting idea, Mr. Fogle.  I'll give that a look also.

Thanks for your thoughts, John.  I guess my needs are just simpler that what you wanted to accomplish (and you have certainly accomplished a great deal).  Or maybe I'm just "simple".  🙂

Ken in Kansas

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