IK Multimedia MODO BASS 2 SE Virtual Instrument Download

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IK Multimedia MODO BASS 2 SE Virtual Instrument Download

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  • $149.99

Description & Specs

MODO BASS 2 is the expanded edition of IK’s industry-first physically modeled bass virtual instrument, adding 8 new basses, including new fretless and upright options, a new patterns section with tons of new grooves, advanced performance controls and more ways to enter the MODO BASS world.

As producers, we all know how important it is to have a great-sounding bassline. On-call 24/7, MODO BASS 2.0 offers the realism and sound of a sought-after instrument being played by a master musician, but with the convenience of a plug-in virtual instrument.

Real Time Sound Synthesis
MODO BASS is still the first and only technology of its kind that models the entire process of playing bass. Unlike traditional sample-based virtual instruments, MODO BASS uses modal synthesis technology to breathe life into your bass tracks.

MODO BASS recreates each string’s response to the action of the “player"" on certain areas of the string surface, and the interaction of the string with the fretboard, body and pickups of the bass instrument. Then using IK’s analog modeling expertise, the amp and effects of an electric bass rig is added to the sound chain.

All of this gives MODO BASS the ability to create sound in real time providing you the ever-changing, hyper-realistic bass sound you need. And since it doesn’t use samples, you’ll have more hard-drive space for your music.

Expand your grooves
The new PATTERNS section offers smart filters to browse by genre, song section, length, time signature and more. You can instantly audition any pattern to quickly find what you need, whether it’s the backbone of a full song or just a handy solo lick to lead into your next song section. All patterns were performed by pro bass players with a groove and feel in MODO BASS that are indistinguishable from the real thing.

Fingerboard Type — Fretless freedom
Want to give your bass track a lift? Try going fretless. MODO BASS 2 adds the ability to make any bass in your collection a fretless model. It’s an impressive feature you won’t find anywhere else, instantly adding a distinctive vibe to your bass sound without the intonation challenges players face on a fretless. Explore the tonal possibilities of this game-changing new control.

Play Style — Choose your approach
With the Play Style options, you can choose and modify the way you approach and play the instrument. You can also adjust “where” you play on the strings.

Finger — is one of the most common ways to bring out inspiring bass tones
Slap — is the act of “slapping” and “pulling” the bass strings with the thumb and fingers
Pick — offers settings for pick thickness and picking style, downstroke or alternating
Mute — can be applied to any playing style, another premier in software instruments
Strings and Setup — No tech required. Different strings provide different sounds and tonal qualities. In MODO BASS, you can customize your string choice and choose the type of setup used on the bass.
  • Change the actual number of strings on all models (4, 5 or 6)
  • Use the “Drop” function to extend the range of any model
  • Select the gauge of the string set to vary timbre and sustain
  • Alter the age of the strings to impact the relative “brightness” of the tone
  • Choose the type of the strings (round wound, flat wound, etc.)
  • Change the bass’ scale length and the action to alter sustain and fret noise
Electronics — A tone-tweaker’s dream
This section lets you experiment in real time with different bass pickup types and adjust the position and frequency response of each.
  • Choose from 32 pickup models, each with its own characteristics
  • Freely move the pickups around for limitless sonic variety
  • Create combinations nearly impossible to accomplish in reality
  • Switch from Passive to Active electronics with a parametric EQ
  • Blend in an under-bridge piezo pickup signal for added dimension
The Studio — Double-bass standard
Because full upright basses are different, MODO BASS 2 has a dedicated space for finding your perfect double-bass sound.
  • Choose from a selection of movable mics to capture your sound
  • Blend in a piezo signal for added dimension and focus
  • Run your signal through MODO’s stomps and amps from AmpliTube
  • Mix in the perfect ambient sound positioning a pair of stereo room mics
Amp / FX — The best of AmpliTube
MODO BASS gives you full control over the signal path with 7 bass effect stompbox effects and two classic bass amplifiers.
  • Includes Octaver, Distortion, Chorus, Compressor, Delay, Envelope Filter or Graphic EQ
  • All effects derived from world-class models in AmpliTube 5 Custom Shop
  • Use a classic all-tube amp and 1x15 cab or a solid-state model with a 4x10 cab
  • Each amp gives you full control over gain structure with EQ and graphic EQ
  • Route the bass signal from MODO BASS into AmpliTube 5 for even more options

Control — The Bass Players’ Script
MODO BASS also gives you MIDI control of critical parameters that you can automate in real time. Varying parameters while performing is one of the secrets for achieving utmost realism, and MODO BASS is the only virtual instrument that is truly able to make it possible.
  • Remap keyswitches to any MIDI control change for easier playability and programming
  • Control and adjust the application of vibrato, the playing style, mute and slide
  • Control the frequency of the vibrato and the amount of the bend, slide and detach noise
  • Switch on the fly between multiple modes of playstyle to create your sound signature
  • Use your DAW’s automation to control useful parameters such as the playing position

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