Lyle Mays’ Spectrasonics Jam Session

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Free Music: Check out this very nice live virtual instrument improvisation by Lyle Mays (Pat Metheny Group) and world-class drummer Alex Acuña (Weather Report).

Mays lays down an improvisation with the Acoustic Bass from Trilian Total Bass Module and Omnisphere – both triggered in real-time from a MIDI’ed Grand Piano.

The jam is available as a free download at the Spectrasonics site.

More below.

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In this video, Mays and Acuña perform an improvised duet, using the Doubled Fretless Bass from  Trilian Total Bass Module.

The final video in the series takes a look behind the scenes, and Mays offers his thoughts on improvising with Spectrasonics’ instruments.

All around, one of the classier promos that we’ve seen.

3 thoughts on “Lyle Mays’ Spectrasonics Jam Session

  1. Jeez – useless. How much better would this be with a real bassist? And then maybe use all that computing horsepower to do something interesting, rather than float bland pads under everything.

  2. Jeez – Such ignorance, with all due respect…
    Don't try to compare it with a real bass. Look at it as a new kind of instrument instead.
    Please try to look beyond your preconceptions…

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