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IK Multimedia updates MODO BASS virtual instrument

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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 updates MODO BASS virtual instrument

MODO BASS contains a collection of 14 physically modelled iconic electric basses that span the history of bass sound in recorded music.

IK Multimedia has announced the release of MODO BASS version 1.5, which updates the breakthrough virtual bass instrument for Mac and PC with new bass models from the most frequent user requests.

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. The new version offers more strings, greater range and more control options.

Unlike traditional sample-based virtual instruments, MODO BASS utilises modal synthesis technology and a unique sound engine to model each string as a nonlinear sound resonator - 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 specific areas on the string surface. Then using IK's cutting edge analog modelling expertise, the amp and effects rig of the electric bass is added to the sound chain. This gives MODO BASS the ability to create hyper-realistic sound in real time.

MODO BASS contains a collection of 14 physically modelled iconic electric basses that span the history of bass sound in recorded music. In MODO BASS version 1.5 there are two new highly sought after bass models.

The "Metal Bass", based on a fanned-fret 5-string model, is particularly suitable for use with the new drop A feature, which allows the lowest note to be tuned from low B to low A, recreating the typical tone loved so much by metal fans. Metal's variable scale reaches a length of 37 inches for the lowest string allowing for a very deep and solid low end with strong fundamental pitch, but also great focus and articulation to cut through even the heaviest of guitar mixes.

The "Imperial Bass", based on a custom 6-string model, provides an expensive, creamy and rich sound that is ideal for funk, pop, latin-pop, fusion, jazz-rock, alt-rock and many more genres which require a very round, resonant bass tone.

MODO BASS version 1.5 is a free update for registered users. It is available now from the IK Multimedia online store for €299.99 and a crossgrade is available for €199.99 to qualified users.

For more information visit www.modobass.com

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