Steinberg's drive to create an entire virtual band got one step closer today with the addition of the Virtual Bassist. Joining other group members: Groove Agent 2 on drums and Virtual Guitarist on er, guitar, Virtual Bassist completes the trio.
Based on real performances by studio bass players, Virtual Bassist offers a range of bass phrases, grooves and styles and covers musical styles ranging through rock, pop, reggae, metal and hip hop to name but a few.
"Virtual Bassist is probably the first product in the virtual instrument world to offer a full virtual bass player within DAW environments that really behaves and sounds like a real bass player," says Helge Vogt, Steinberg's Product Manager for Virtual Instruments. "We've concentrated not only on providing the most dynamic grooves, gorgeous sound quality and astounding realism, but also on making that instantly accessible to the customer," Vogt continues.
Absolutely realistic and professional Virtual Bass player based on real performances Fast and easy to use thanks to extensive keyboard control 30 styles covering all areas of electric bass playing, numerous fills and variations per style Outstanding bass sound shaping (bass model, attack, damping, pickup position) Realtime performance controls (Complexity, Swing, Tempo a.s.o) Two basic operation modes: Chord (fully automatic) or Note (automatic patterns, manual note pitch) GrooveMatch feature allows for adapting the bass lines to any existing drum groove Pre-matched grooves for perfect Groove Agent, Virtual Guitarist, Virtual Guitarist Electric Edition Integration Amp section with tube or solid state amp selector, speaker/mic selector, EQ High-quality virtual stomp box effects such as Wah, Octaver, Overdrive, Chorus/Flanger, Tremolo, Compressor Amp/FX section also provided as separate FX plug-in Compatible to any VST, DXi, AU or ReWire host application under OSX and PC.
Virtual Bassist supports all major plug-in formats such as VST, DXi, and AU. ReWire support offers easy integration into Pro ToolsÂ®, while the standalone version allows Virtual Bassist to be used without a host application.
Price and availability
Virtual Bassist is available for â‚¬239.00*. Virtual Bassist requires an installed Steinberg USB copy protection device (or Steinberg Key).