This is the first electric bass sound source using physical modeling technology, completed after eight years of joint research and development between the University of Padua, Italy, which is one of the oldest universities in Europe, and IK Multimedia.
■ Software-based sound source
MODO BASS is not a sample-based sound source as in the past, but a completely new type of bass sound source that uses physical modeling technology that parameterizes all the elements that form the sound and synthesizes the sound in real time. Not only the material of the body and the type of strings, but also the detailed elements such as pickup, wiring, playing style, amplifier and effects are faithfully modeled. Sounds that are acoustically synthesized based on the characteristics of actual musical instruments and physical models of playing styles are as realistic as real musical instruments. With many presets and detailed editing, you can create your own sound to your liking.
■ Main features
・The first physical modeling electric bass sound source.
・Real-time synthesis without using sample data using modal synthesis technology.
・Recreate virtually every electric bass sound imaginable.
・Modeling 12 models of bass that symbolize the times and music genres.
・Model various aspects of bass performance such as playing styles, instruments, effects, and amplifiers.
・Efficient synthesis that minimizes memory usage.
・Modeling three playing styles: finger, slap, and pick.
・The position of the playing hand can also be moved
・You can also set the strength with your fingers and the thickness of the pick.
・You can set the number of strings, scale, tuning, gauge, how to wind the strings, and how old they are.
・Faithfully model 20 types of bass pickups.
・Active/passive circuit selection and EQ setting are possible.
・Piezo pickups installed under the bridge can be mixed.
・Equipped with 4 effect slots, it can be used from 7 types of bass stomp boxes.
・2 types of amps, solid state and vacuum tubes, taken from AmpliTube.
・Effect/amp section can be bypassed
・A user interface that can be resized to fit the screen.
・Workes as a plug-in and standalone application on Mac/PC.
・MIDI control function that supports MIDI learn and key switches.
・Supports DAW automation.
■ Operating environment
Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended), Mac OS X 10.9 or later
Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended), Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10. ASIO compatible sound card