IK MODO Bass Reviews and Demos Roundup (Videos)

MODO Bass

IK Multimedia’s MODO Bass software was released a couple months ago, and everyone seems to really like it—all the early reviews have been very positive.

Watching some YouTube videos gives a pretty good idea of how it sounds and works, so I decided to put together this quick post with a roundup of video reviews and demos.

If I hadn’t just bought a new 5-string Squire VM Jazz Bass a few months ago I probably would buy MODO Bass.

Except I’m a better guitar player than a keyboard player so that doesn’t help (which isn’t saying much since I can barely play keyboard).

But it’s hard not to see the value of a plugin like this after watching a few video reviews. It definitely looks like fun to work with and the sound is impressive.

There are a ton of features to customize the tone. Here’s the main list from IK’s website, followed by several video reviews:

MODO Bass Features

  • The first physically modeled electric bass virtual instrument
  • Groundbreaking real-time modal synthesis technology — no samples used to create sound
  • Recreate virtually every electric bass sound imaginable
  • 12 iconic bass models that span the history of recorded electric bass
  • Models the entire act of playing an electric bass – player, instrument, FX & amp
  • Ultra-small memory footprint
  • Choose playing style — pluck, slap and pick
  • Freely move the playing hand for realistic performance
  • Customize string force, fingers used, pick thickness & technique
  • Customize string number, scale, tuning, gauge, construction, action, age
  • 20 faithfully recreated, interchangeable iconic bass pickups with volume
  • Choose active or passive electronics with parametric EQ
  • Under-bridge piezo pickup with blend
  • 7 bass stomp box effects configurable in 4-slot chain
  • 2 iconic bass amps – Solid State and Tube derived from AmpliTube
  • FX and amp global bypass for routing
  • Optimized resizable interface
  • Works as a 64-bit plug-in or standalone instrument for Mac/PC
  • Full MIDI control with MIDI learn, keyswitches
  • Full DAW automation control support

MODO Bass

IK Multimedia MODO Bass Review

Another MODO Bass Review

IK Multimedia Modo Bass – TEST

MODO Bass Machine Gun Test

Below is a roundup of 15 different videos from IK demoing various features and showing how their bass modeling software works.

Playlist: IK’s Demos of MODO Bass

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