Featuring eight new basses and advanced features to enhance the realism
IK Multimedia has expanded the first edition of the “industry-first” physically modelled bass VST, the Modo Bass, with version 2.0.
What you need to know:
- IK Multimedia has updated the Modo Bass.
- There are eight new basses with fretless and upright options.
- Modo Bass 2.0 offers advanced performance controls and algorithms to enhance the realism.
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The Modo Bass was much loved and lauded for its emulation of bass guitars and their unique playing styles and characters, the successor doesn’t stray from that and builds on it with six new electric basses and two double-basses.
Jaco Pastorius’ fretless Fender Jazz Bass and Pino Palladino’s fretless StingRay are among the crop of new basses, as users can also convert any standard model into a fretless one, or vice-versa.
For further customisable emulation capabilities, an optional fifth or sixth string can be added for extra range.
Modo Bass 2.0 offers advanced performance controls and algorithms (real-time modal synthesis technology) to enhance the realism, as users can control the play style and hand position, with movable mic positions and a blendable piezo signal.
Ik Multimedia said “Modo Bass recreates each string’s response to the action of the “player” and the interaction of the string with the fingerboard, body and pickups of the bass instrument.
“Then using IK’s analogue modelling expertise, the amp and effects of an electric bass rig are added to the sound chain.
“All of this gives Modo Bass a playability that is simply unmatched by any other bass program and the ability to create sound in real-time providing the ever-changing, hyper-realistic sound music needs to reach the next level.
“And since the program isn’t sample-based, there’s more hard-drive space available for completing each masterpiece.”
Meanwhile, the new pattern browser enables users to browse by genre, song section, length, and time signature to find the “backbone” of their song or just simply a lick.