Steinberg Virtual Bassist
Virtual Bassist is the newest addition to Steinberg’s highly successful “virtual player” range of virtual instruments. Featuring the talented programming team behind Virtual Guitarist and Groove Agent, this product provides all manner of bass guitar phrases, sounds and styles.
Using dynamic phrases based on real performances by top studio bass players in 30 styles, Virtual Bassist covers almost every conceivable music genre, delivering top class bass sounds and phrases for rock, pop, reggae, metal and hip hop to name just a few. Playing Virtual Bassist is just as easy as playing the keys on your MIDI keyboard: each style contains 2 octaves of phrases of varying complexity and fills.
The innovative GrooveMatch Technology allows users to mould the Virtual Bassist bass line performance to existing drum grooves either by flexibly editing notes or shifting the overall groove of any phrase. Owners of Groove Agent, Virtual Guitarist or Virtual Guitarist Electric Edition will find pre-matched grooves for phrases and patterns in those instruments, creating a tightly integrated drum, bass and guitar rhythm section.
Virtual Bassist comes with a full range of outstanding sound-shaping features, including six high-quality virtual stomp box effects optimized for bass guitar, a choice of tube or solid state amp head, bass cabinets and microphones as well as mic positioning options to build ideal bass guitar parts. The included effects can also be used on any other audio channel in music production environments such as Steinberg’s Cubase SX3.
* 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.