Q Up Arts creates collection of Apple Loops with Santana musical director and bassist Benny Rietveld

Q Up Arts has announced the availability of Benny Rietveld Bass: Latin Fusion vol. 1 – a collection of Latin fusion and pop/rock basslines by the Santana musical director and bassist.

Benny Rietveld Bass: Latin Fusion vol. 1 is Q Up Arts’ first collaborative collection with the musician. The product itself is offered up as Apple Loops as well as WAVs, and additionally arranged in Apple Logic Pro X session files.

As musical director and bassist for rock and Latin American jazz fusion-pioneering musician Carlos Santana for 25 years, Rietveld is clearly no slouch when it comes to navigating the fretboard’s lower regions. He has playing and recording with many musical greats, including Miles Davis, Sheila E, John Lee Hooker, Dave Matthews, Rob Thomas, and Michel Legrand, to name but a few.

A former composition major at the University of Hawaii, Rietveld is an eight-time GRAMMY Awards-winner and also the recipient of three Latin GRAMMY Awards.

This latest collection of basslines features full-length and short loop-able sections, it also includes standalone basslines and mixes with percussion. Users can even add their own loops and rhythms to those basslines for added flexibility.

Whether seriously studying an instrument or just jamming along to loops, Q Up Arts highly recommends Anytune, a consumer iOS and Mac app allowing musicians to control tempo and pitch to act as a powerful learning aid. Adjust the tempo to hear every note and nuance in perfect pitch. Use the loop trainer feature to gradually increase playing speed or even perfect playing overspeed. Or create original arrangements of Rietveld’s basslines.

Benny Rietveld Bass: Latin Fusion vol. 1 can be purchased and directly downloaded (as Apple Loops, Logic Pro X session files, or WAVs) for a time-limited introductory promo price of $39.00 USD until the end of May 2018 (rising thereafter to $49.00 USD) from here.

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