(ikmultimedia.com) Modo Bass Released

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  1. thantrax

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    Modo Bass

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    MODO BASS is a customisable physically modelled virtual bass instrument that recreates the sound of the electric bass and how it’s played in real time – from all of the physical instrument components, the human technique of how the instrument is played, to the entire sound signal chain with effects and amplifiers.

    Every electric bass sound imaginable
    MODO BASS contains a collection of 12 physically modelled iconic electric basses that span the history of bass sound in recorded music – more bass models than available in most other virtual instruments. Models include “60s P-Bass” based on an Alder body 60s era Fender Precision Bass®, “70’s P-Bass” based on an Ash body Fender Precision Bass®, “70’s J-Bass” based on an Alder body Fender Jazz Bass®; “Modern J-Bass” based on an Ash body Fender Jazz Bass®, “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® RB5; “Violin Bass” based on a Hofner® Violin Bass, “Thunder Bass” based on a Gibson® Thunderbird, “Japan Bass” based on an Ibanez® Soundgear, and “Flame Bass” based on Warwick® Streamer.

    Pluck, Slap or Pick – modelled playing styles
    Once the bass has been selected, players can choose from 3 playing styles – pluck, slap or pick – and control parameters of each style and how they influence the sound. Adjustments can be made to the force applied to the strings, the position of the hand, the direction of the stroke, the fingers used to play the instrument and how the strings are approached, the impact of the thumb slap and the finger pull on the string and even the thickness of the pick and style of its attack. Every aspect of playing style has been modelled as a non-linear interaction with the strings to provide a dynamic, ever-changing sound output.

    String Customisation
    IK painstakingly studied and recreated all of the factors that affect string tone and performance. Players can choose the number of strings on the bass, the construction type and material of the strings (round or flat wound), the gauge and age, plus the physical action height of above the fretboard. Each of these options contributes its own character to the output of the bass and introduces realism never before heard in a virtual instrument.

    Custom pickup configuration
    There are 20 iconic bass pickups from which to choose that can be freely interchanged and added to the instrument – up to 2 pickups per bass. Users can change the type of pickups used, neck or bridge single coil or humbuckers, and their physical location under the strings can be moved freely for unlimited playing and tonal variations – a feature virtually impossible in the physical world. MODO BASS also gives players the ability to mix in the sound of an under-bridge piezo pickup for added resonance and top end. Switching from Passive to Active electronics option also enables a 3-band parametric EQ to fine-tune the pickup output tone.

    Customise FX and Amp choices
    With MODO BASS, players have full control over the post-instrument signal path as well and get 7 bass stomp boxes and two classic bass amplifiers derived from IK’s AmpliTube flagship software. Stomp box effects include an Octaver, Distortion, Chorus, Compressor, Delay, Envelope Filter or Graphic EQ. Each stomp box gives players full control over the effect applied to the signal, parameter adjustment and overall output volume into the next effect. Also available is a classic all-tube amplifier and 1×15 cab, or a solid-state model with a 4×10 cab.

    Expressive control in real time
    MODO BASS provides MIDI control of critical parameters that can be automated in real time. With the MIDI Control section, players control and adjust the application of vibrato, the playing style, the application of Mute technique and the amount of slide technique applied while playing. The frequency of the vibrato, the amount of the bend, plus the amount of slide and detach noise while playing can all be controlled in real time on the fly.

    Keyswitching in MODO BASS allows players to create amazingly real techniques like slides and percussive ghost notes. Users can switch on the fly between chord mode and note mode, the type of stroke used for playing, the fingers used and the method of playing, which provides the ability to completely customise the sound in real time.


    Modo Bass for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for the introductory price of €149.99 / 149,00 USD until December 4th, 2016 (regular 299.99 EUR/USD). A crossgrade will be available to qualified users for 199.99 EUR/USD. All prices excluding taxes.

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  3. peghead

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    If it works I want it!!!
    In fact, if it works.. want want want!!!
     
  4. mrpsanter

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    OMG this sounds crazy: We are going to trash these GB sample libraries very soon I guess...
     
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  6. grdh20

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    Very straightforward approach. Looks very promising. What is the demo limit?
     
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  7. nospectre

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    isn't this physically modelled, meaning no GB of samples?
    cuz that sounds good. or they better create a rubber hard drive
     
  8. Ronbell

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    it is physically modeled, thus so many settings, options and tweaks. sound seems ok too. looks promising. yet I never hold my breath when it comes to IK Multimedia product. they always hype a lot, but deliver less than was promised.
     
  9. Pollice verso

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    Oh my god!!! I'm testing and is amazing. Bye bye scarbee:yes:
     
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    Exatly.
     
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