IK Multimedia have released Modo Bass 2. This latest version of their physically modelled bass guitar virtual instrument adds eight new instruments, a new ‘Patterns’ section containing thousands of grooves, and advanced performance controls. Check out our review of the original Modo Bass here.
The original 14 instruments are still present, with the new additions bringing the total up to 22, giving users a range of sounds to cover any style of music. On the list of new instruments are the Fretless Jazz, Fretless Bass Man, and double basses are also joining the line-up in the form of the Rockabilly and Upright Studio instruments, which have been recorded in their own studio spaces with a selection of movable microphones. Standard four-string basses can also be played as a five or six-string model using the company’s Modo Bass synthesis.
The new ‘Patterns’ section allows users to browse through thousands of patterns performed by top professional bass players, with smart filters allowing searching by genre, song section, length, time signature and more. The ‘Playstyle’ section has also been enhanced, with a pluck technique offering advanced algorithms for pick and slap articulations to add realism to sequenced parts.
Modo Bass is available now, with pricing as follows:
Modo Bass 2 CS - Free - includes 1 bass.
Modo Bass 2 SE - $149.99149.99 Euros.
Modo Bass 2 - $299.99299.99 Euros.
Individual Basses - $69.9969.99 Euros each - available to CS and SE users.
Details of upgrade and bundle pricing can be found on IK Multimedia’s website.