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MODO BASS is a completely new breed of instrument that delivers the best of both worlds: the realism and sound of an instrument being played by a master musician and the convenience of a plug-in virtual instrument.

Traditional virtual instruments are sample-based, meaning that sound is produced by triggering recorded samples of instruments. MODO BASS isn't a sample-based instrument, but rather a completely new technology where sound is generated by recreating the physical properties of a real instrument. Every component that contributes to the unique tonal properties of a bass player playing an instrument has been modeled, and the effects of each component on the other ones - the interactions between each tone variable - has been recreated to give you a dynamic, living breathing and ever-changing performance.

A collection of 14 bass models
MODO BASS gives you 14 iconic basses that span the history of music - 14 basses that define virtually every style and every genre of music recorded with an electric bass. Each bass model was chosen for its particular timbre and wood tone, and every detail of the instrument's performance has been meticulously modeled and recreated.

The new "Metal" is particularly suitable for use with the new drop A feature, which allows the lowest note to be tuned from low B to low A, recreating the typical tone loved so much by metalheads. Metals variable scale reaches a length of 37 inches allowing for a very steady and solid sound which, albeit excellent on its own, can literally blow you out of the water when used with our Ampeg SVX 2 collection for AmpliTube. Give it a try!

The "Imperial" gives you an expensive, creamy and rich sound that is ideal for funk, pop, latin-pop, fusion, jazz-rock, alt-rock and many more genres for which you might require a very round, resonant bass tone.

MODO BASS Collection:

Imperial Bass NEW - based on Fodera Custom 6-string
Metal Bass NEW - based on Dingwall Combustion NG2 5-string
60's P-Bass - based on Fender Precision Bass, Alder body
70's P-Bass - based on Fender Precision Bass, Ash body
70's J-Bass - based on Fender Jazz Bass, Alder body
Modern J-Bass - based on Fender Jazz Bass, Alder body
Devil Bass - based on Gibson EB-0
Bass Man 5 - based on Music Man StingRay 5-string
Rick n' Bass - based on Rickenbacker 4003
Studio Bass - based on Yamaha TRB5P
Violin Bass - based on Hofner Violin
Thunder Bass - based on Gibson Thunderbird
Japan Bass - based on Ibanez Soundgear
Flame Bass - based on Warwick Streamer

Customize your Bass
Since MODO BASS synthesizes sound in real time, you can modify your instrument and playing approach to get completely unique sounds. In fact, there are so many customization options available that there's really no bass sound that you can't get - the configuration and tone possibilities are virtually limitless. Once you've selected the bass you want to use, it's time to get to work customizing your instrument to fit your music.

The electronics section is where you customize the pickups and wiring of the bass. This section lets you experiment in real time with different types of bass pickups, the position of each one (each bass can have up to 2 pickups, even if the bass model originally comes with just one), and you can tweak the frequency response parameters of each. There's even a piezo pickup control that lets you blend an under-bridge mounted piezo signal with your pickup signal.

Amp / FX
With MODO BASS, you have full control over the signal path and get 7 bass effect stomp box effects and two classic bass amplifiers. Choose from an Octaver, Distortion, Chorus, Compressor, Delay, Envelope Filter or Graphic EQ. Choose from a classic all-tube amplifier and 1x15 cab, or you can choose a powerhouse solid-state model with a 4x10 cab. Each amp gives you full control over gain structure, EQ (with mid-frequency adjustment on the tube amp), and additional fine-tuning options with a graphic EQ. There is also a global bypass feature that allows you to route the bass signal from MODO BASS into another amp effects modeling suite like AmpliTube Custom Shop, where theres a whole new world of sonic options available for bass tone shaping and effects waiting for you.

So if you're looking to bring your bass tracks to life, to truly put a performance into your next production, put MODO BASS to work for you. You'll be amazed by the realism.


• 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
• 14 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
• 24 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

What's new in version 1.5
- 2 new bass models: Imperial (based on a 6 string Fodera Custom model); Metal (based on a 5 string Dingwall Combustion NG2)
- 6 string feature: all models can now be turned into 6 string basses
- Drop A feature: drops the low B String to an A note
- Redesigned, more flexible control section
- Update is free for all current users

System Requirements

MODO BASS is a 64-bit application and requires a 64 bit CPU and Operating System.

Mac (64-bits)
Minimal: Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), macOS 10.9 or later.
Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): Audio Units, VST 2, VST 3, AAX.

Windows (64-bits)
Minimal: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB suggested), Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. Requires an ASIO compatible sound card.
Supported Plug-in formats (64-bit): VST 2, VST 3, AAX.
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