Low Latency MIDI Bass A Reality

Industrial Radio's MIDI Bass 4 now available      26/07/10


You'd think that MIDI-fy-ing the bass guitar would be simple right? Well if only, the problem lies in the fundamental frequency  that the bass operates at, because the waves are low frequency, the pitch analysis needs more time to figure out what the pitch is, which results on slow tracking. In higher pitched instruments, the wave cycle is much faster and therefore take less time to track.

Industrial Radio - an Australian based manufacturer have been working on finessing this conundrum for some time now. Using a fret-sensing neck and multi-sensor approach to MIDI conversion they are able to achieve low-latency MIDI tracking for both the studio and live environments. Currently they are at MIDI Bass 4 which offers:


  • Black satin finish
  • 34” scale
  • Bolt-on maple neck with satin finish
  • Optional matching painted headstock
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Agathis tonewood body
  • White or black pickguard
  • Passive, single-coil pickups
  • Controls - MIDI Volume, Front Pickup Volume, Back Pickup Volume,
  • Passive Tone
  • Chrome hardware



MIDI system features:


  • Industry-leading low latency MIDI tracking
  • Latency is consistent across full range of bass from high notes to low notes
  • Features both monophonic and polyphonic modes
  • Sophisticated operating system with highly-configurable settings to ensure optimum performance and compatibility with all MIDI-enabled synths and sound modules
  • Intuitive user interface with on-board display - control Midi Bass settings direct on the bass from the fingerboard
  • 40 programmable performance presets



The Standard Series Midi Bass is available to order from Industrial Radio at the Direct Price US$2495.00 (add US$100.00 for painted headstock option).

Price includes Standard Midi Bass 4, Midi Bass Module and 8-pin Midi Bass

Cable as well as hardshell bass case.


The Standard Midi Bass 4 is also available in a left-handed model.

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