We hope you will enjoy this powerful addition to your musical palette, and we thank you for being a part of the UJAM community of music creators!
Virtual Bassist MELLOW is a software instrument doubling as a professional session bass player or bass instrument, a picked acoustic double bass. It is based on a classic hand-selected top-notch bass, and we’ve put it in a perfect acoustic space and microphoned it with high-end vintage and modern microphones to catch every nuance of the instrument. On top of that, Virtual Bassist MELLOW features the beautifully vivid and natural room. The bassist performs exactly as you wish, while giving you full control over musical performance and mix.
If you’ve ever used one of our Virtual Guitarists, there is almost no learning curve – you’ll feel right at home.
There are two novelties though:
We have significantly upgraded the musical intelligence because unlike the Virtual Guitarists, the Bassists play melodic figures and passages, and these are often not only dependent on the current chord, but also on the underlying key. Therefore, the Key parameter works differently here.
There is a new Instrument Mode that sends the player home and lets you play the bass guitar yourself, note by note. We put a lot of effort into making this mode feel not like you’re playing a sample library, but a living and breathing instrument. Ideally, you should feel like your MIDI keyboard is hooked up to a mechanism controlling a real electric bass. It intelligently chooses the playing technique, slides, hammer-ons and other typical things.
You can forget about all that – it’s done for you the way a real bass would work – and concentrate on your music.
What is Virtual Bassist MELLOW about?
Within the series, Virtual Bassist MELLOW is the only acoustic bass – superorganic, retro, noisy and live-sounding, whereas ROWDY is the rough, dirty rock rebel and ROYAL the premium session professional. Virtual Bassist MELLOW is perfect for anything where you might think of an acoustic bass – from jazz to ballads to latin – but also for a lot of uses where you might not – such as HipHop or Retro Funk.
Like any virtual musician by UJAM, Virtual Bassist MELLOW lets you produce professional tracks in no time, with minimal effort. It combines the virtues of a musically highly trained professional bass player with a custom premium-quality electric bass, perfectly tuned, with fresh strings, selected room and microphone combinations, and the most important sound shaping tools as used in recording studios, to design the bass performance and sound exactly as you need it.