IK Multimedia MODO Bass (Download)

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$299.99

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IK Multimedia MODO BASS® is the first physically modeled bass virtual instrument that gives you an unprecedented realistic performance for your bass tracks.

As a producer, you want the best possible bass sound you can get… you want realism, credibility and authenticity that delivers the most accurate and inspiring performance. Sometimes you just can't hire the right bass player, and some virtual instruments out there can leave you flat and uninspired.

Enter MODO BASS - the industry's first true physically modeled instrument from the leader in analog modeling technology. 8 years in the making and developed in collaboration with one of Europe's oldest universities, MODO BASS is a completely new breed of instrument that delivers the best of both worlds: the realism and sound of an instrument being played by a master musician and the convenience of a plug-in virtual instrument.

But MODO BASS isn't a virtual instrument by definition, it's a completely new technology that redefines realism from a computer based instrument. MODO BASS is the first technology of its kind that models the entire process of playing bass. Every component that contributes to the unique tonal properties of a bass player playing an instrument has been modeled, and the effects of each component on the other ones - the interactions between each tone variable - has been recreated to give you a dynamic, living breathing and ever-changing performance. You see, traditional virtual instruments are sample-based, meaning that sound is produced by triggering recorded samples of instruments. MODO BASS isn't a sample-based instrument, but rather a completely new technology where sound is generated by recreating the physical properties of a real instrument - everything that makes an instrument create sound is physically modeled and sound is synthesized in real time.

Real Time Sound Synthesis

Unlike traditional sample-based virtual instruments, MODO BASS utilizes a breakthrough technology to breathe life into bass tracks. Unlike traditional sample-based virtual instruments, MODO BASS utilizes modal synthesis technology and an ultra-optimized sound engine to model each string as a nonlinear resonator.

Each string's acoustic behavior is determined by its physical parameters, as well modeling the action of the player as a nonlinear physical interaction with certain areas on the string surface and the interaction of the string with fretboard, body and pick-ups of the instrument. Then using IK's cutting edge analog modeling expertise, the amp and effects rig of the electric bass is added to the sound chain.

All of this gives MODO BASS the ability to create sound in real time based on the construction and components of the bass combined with the player technique, finesse and the ever-changing dynamic interactions between the two. In short, MODO BASS brings - for the first time - ever-changing, hyper-realistic, living-breathing bass sound and performance to the world of virtual instruments. And since it doesn't use samples, MODO BASS has an extremely small memory footprint.

Model

MODO BASS gives you 12 iconic basses that span the history of music - 12 basses that define virtually every style and every genre of music recorded with an electric bass. Each bass model was chosen for its particular timbre and wood tone, and every detail of the instrument's performance has been meticulously modeled and recreated.

  • 60's P-Bass - based on Fender Precision Bass®, Alder body
  • 70's P-Bass - based on Fender Precision Bass®, Ash body
  • 70's J-Bass - based on Fender Jazz Bass®, Alder body
  • Modern J-Bass - based on Fender Jazz Bass®, Alder body
  • Devil Bass - based on Gibson® EB-0
  • Bass Man 5 - based on Music Man® StingRay 5-string
  • Rick n' Bass - based on Rickenbacker® 4003
  • Studio Bass - based on Yamaha® TRB5P
  • Violin Bass - based on Hofner® Violin
  • Thunder Bass - based on Gibson® Thunderbird
  • Japan Bass - based on Ibanez® Soundgear
  • Flame Bass - based on Warwick® Streamer

Customize your Bass

Since MODO BASS synthesizes sound in real time, you can modify your instrument and playing approach to get completely unique sounds. In fact, there are so many customization options available that there's really no bass sound that you can't get - the configuration and tone possibilities are virtually limitless. Once you've selected the bass you want to use, it's time to get to work customizing your instrument to fit your music.

IK Multimedia MODO BASS - Features:

  • The first physically modeled electric bass virtual instrument
  • Groundbreaking real-time modal synthesis technology - no samples used to create sound
  • Recreate virtually every electric bass sound imaginable
  • 12 iconic bass models that span the history of recorded electric bass
  • Models the entire act of playing an electric bass - player, instrument, FX & amp
  • Ultra-small memory footprint
  • Choose playing style - pluck, slap and pick
  • Freely move the playing hand for realistic performance
  • Customize string force, fingers used, pick thickness & technique
  • Customize string number, scale, tuning, gauge, construction, action, age
  • 20 faithfully recreated, interchangeable iconic bass pickups with volume
  • Choose active or passive electronics with parametric EQ
  • Under-bridge piezo pickup with blend
  • 7 bass stomp box effects configurable in 4-slot chain
  • 2 iconic bass amps - Solid State and Tube derived from AmpliTube
  • FX and amp global bypass for routing
  • Optimized resizable interface
  • Works as a 64-bit plug-in or standalone instrument for Mac/PC
  • Full MIDI control with MIDI learn, keyswitches
  • Full DAW automation control support

System Requirements:

MODO BASS is a 64-bit application and requires a 64 bit CPU and Operating System.

Mac® (64-bit)

  • Minimal: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), Mac OS X 10.9 or later.
  • Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): Audio Units, VST 2, VST 3, AAX.

Windows® (64-bit)

  • Minimal: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), Windows® 7, Windows® 8 or Windows® 10. Requires an ASIO compatible sound card.
  • Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
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