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MODO Bass Explained®

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8 Videos | Length: 37min 14sec
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    Learn how the physical modelling technology used in MODO Bass is used to simulate a physical source; and take a first look around the interface.

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    Working with the Models

    Explore some of the 12 modeled basses, and learn what parameters are and aren’t stored and recalled when changing between them.

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    Playing Styles

    Explore the variations in how the bass is played by adjusting both right and left hand playing techniques.

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    The Strings

    Use this panel to choose the type, number, thickness, age, and tuning of the strings, as well as how high they are from the body of the bass.

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    See how to change the pickup configurations, and switch between modelling active and passive electronics.

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    Amp & FX

    Explore the amp and stomp box effects and hear them in action on a rock style bass track.

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    Key Switches

    Learn how to use MODO Bass’s key switch notes to manually change between various playing styles and techniques wherever you need to in your programmed bass performance.

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    MIDI Control

    See how either programmed or real time MIDI CC messages are used to control parameter values over the duration of a performance.

Product Overview

Eli Krantzberg delivers the low down on IK Multimedia’s new MODO Bass, a virtual instrument that delivers incredibly realistic bass guitars for your songs and productions!

Eli begins with an overview of the physical modeling used to create MODO’s authentic bass tones, followed by an introduction to all 12 modeled basses and their unique parameters.

Playing styles are then explored, as well as the different string options, electronics, amps and effects, key switches, MIDI control techniques and more!

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you’re new to IK Multimedia’s MODO Bass, or just want to know all about it, pull up a seat and check out “MODO Bass Explained” today!

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MODO Bass Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Jump starts your creativity. Puts so much ability in the hands of keyboardist
Date published: 2020-10-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A nice quick watch. I've been using all this freed up morning time during the stay at home era to watch vids of products I own just to see if I can learn anything new. Gotta say Eli is probably my fav instructor.
Date published: 2020-10-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A nice look at what's under the hood Great job Eli! As do all of your tutorials you bring to light the nuances and ideas for getting the most out of this plugin.
Date published: 2020-09-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Video The instructions were very clear. However I would to see further information on buying loops for this and will they update to hold a loops library in the future?
Date published: 2020-05-15
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from More to Plugin than meets the eye Helps you find all the hidden features that show that this Bass Plugin has a lot of depth
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Short but Sweet Eli always does a great job, I would have liked a little more detail but overall the videos explained the software pretty well.
Date published: 2019-07-18
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from like walking through the manual No real insights, just describing buttons and such. Manual has all this info.
Date published: 2018-12-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful A great quick tour of all the playing possibilities of this great sounding modelled Bass guitar(s) virtual instrument.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Please Add one more video on how to assign MIDI CC to keyboard and how to work it. Thank you for such great tutorials. I am brand new to using VSTi, and especialy MIDI Control Change CC stuffs. I really wish you can explain a little more descriptive on how to assign the the CC, step by step, which key on keyboard to press in order to assign what to where and how it works. The last video is very important, it is more for advanced users, I need it, but I could barely understand how it works. With my best regards, I wish you can add one more video to this tutorial for new dummy beginner like me. Thanks in advance.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great explanation... I recently purchased MODO Bass and was happy to find this in the explained series. Excellent overview!
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well explained Very good explanation of the program's options. The videos on how to modify and add color to sounds using key switches and MIDI were the best parts for me.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from As advertised This video effectively explained the software, but the ui of the software is pretty intuitive anyway. I wish there was more about actually using this in a mix and using the software but it was a good guide to the software.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent !!!!! i´ts very exiting to watch and hear this beauty on action !!!!!
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome video I wasn't sure what to expect but glad to take the leap. I now know more about the software. Great job explaining the various depths of modobass.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli has done it again! Great tutorial Good explanations and song demos which show how to use this powerful MODO Bass instrument
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Walkthrough of a Great Product Eli is quick and to the point as always. I think I might have learned a trick, extending a key switch note so that when a different key switch ends you automatically return to the extended key switch. If that works in other instruments by different vendors then I learned something extremely valuable here that I've never seen before. There was no discussion of resource usage, memory vs CPU. I doubt memory is an issue at all, but this does use some CPU. Compared to true processor hogs, Modo Bass isn't bad at all, but compared to your average sampled virtual instrument it moves the CPU meter clearly more. That should have been mentioned. Between what Modo Bass offers, along with a few plugs you might or might not want to throw in yourself, I don't see ever needing another electric bass instrument in your arsenal. This is one of those rare go-to keepers that Eli very thoroughly and expertly demonstrates. One thing not covered is the presets, of which there are many and varied. Between the knowledge gained in the videos and some wild starting points in the presets, there are worlds of electric bass you might not have imagined that you can tweak to your heart's content.
Date published: 2016-12-16
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