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IK Multimedia introduces MODO BASS virtual instrument for Mac and PC

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Out Now

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Virtual Instrument

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IK Multimedia

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http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/modobass/

Laura  Barnes
IK Multimedia introduces MODO BASS virtual instrument for Mac and PC

The software features 12 physically modelled iconic electric basses.

MODO BASS was eight years in the making and is developed in collaboration with one of Europe's oldest universities.

IK Multimedia has launched a new electric bass virtual instrument for Mac and PC.

The firm says its new MODO BASS software features “breakthrough physical modelling technology that brings a completely new level of realism and playability to the world of virtual bass instruments”.

Hailed the first physically modelled virtual bass instrument for Mac and PC, MODO BASS recreates the electric bass and how it's played – from the physical instrument and everything that makes it sound the way it does, to the human technique of how the instrument is played and its sonic performance, to the entire sound signal chain.

“This pioneering approach to virtual instrument technology recreates the dynamic interaction between the player, the bass, effects chain and amplifier that until now has never been realised nor recreated with traditional virtual instruments,” said IK Multimedia.

This intense evaluation and modelling process gives players and producers access to a limitless universe of bass sound, an unmatched level of playability and the most realistic, lifelike sounding dynamic performance.

MODO BASS was eight years in the making and is developed in collaboration with one of Europe's oldest universities. Unlike traditional sample-based virtual instruments, MODO BASS utilises modal synthesis technology and an ultra-optimised sound engine to model each string as a nonlinear resonator where the string's acoustic behaviour is determined by its physical parameters as well as by the interaction of the string with fretboard, body and pick-ups of the instrument.

The action of the player is then modelled as a nonlinear physical interaction with certain areas on the string surface. Then using IK's analog modelling 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.

The foundation of MODO BASS is a collection of 12 physically modelled iconic electric basses that span the history of bass sound in recorded music.

Bass 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.

MODO BASS will be available in November 2016 for €299.99 and €199.99 crossgrade price.

MODO BASS for Mac/PC is available now for pre-order from the IK Online store at a special introductory price of only €149.99.

Find out more at www.modobass.com

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