Virtual Bassist ROWDY is a software instrument doubling as a professional session bass player or bass instrument, a “Picked Electric Rock Bass”. It is based on a classic hand-selected top-notch electric bass, and we’ve hooked it up to matching selected rock vintage amps and cabinets. 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 ROWDY about?
Within the series, Virtual Bassist ROWDY is the rough, dirty rock rebel kind of bass player. In real life, this would be your go-to A-List session musician for rock, punk, indie and many modern music styles that require a very present, overdriven bass sound. Where ROYAL is the premium session professional and MELLOW exudes retro-noisy, super-organic acoustic character, ROWDY is the bass player that drives the music in the low end just like the guitars do it in the mid and highend. Like any virtual musician by UJAM, Virtual Bassist ROWDY 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 vintage amp/cabinet 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.