What is new in Version 2?
The features we added and improved in Version 2 of Virtual Bassist are a mixture of the most frequent user requests and catching up with features we introduced in other instruments – such as MIDI Drag’nDrop. If you have updated from Virtual Bassist to V2, here is the reference description for all the new features so you have it in one place. We’ll integrate it below later.
In Player Mode, the keys of the on-screen keyboard are now horizontally divided into two sections. The top section looks like a tab.
- Click onto a tab and drag into the Virtual Bassist track of your DAW, then let go to drop the phrase into your track as a MIDI File.
Any phrases can be dragged and dropped: Common or Style Phrases, Intros and Fills.
If you play a key or chord before or while you drag, the dropped MIDI phrase will be in that key or chord. Use this to build entire songs: Hold a chord, drag phrase, hold next chord – you get it!
New Styles and Presets
Virtual Bassist 2 features 20 new Styles and 30 new Presets per title. They are conveniently marked “2.0” so you can easily spot them.
The Finisher is a new section that adds bass-optimized effects to your Virtual Bassist.
The Finisher was introduced with Virtual Guitarist Carbon in late 2019 and became so popular that we will integrate it with all our instruments over time, and made it into a new product line, with the first product, Finisher NEO, released in early 2020. Check it out!
In Virtual Bassist 2, you’ll find the Finisher Section at the bottom center.
It consists of only two controls:
- Step through the 15 Modes using the arrows, or select one by name by clicking on the title or the little triangle to the right.
- Use the Finisher Knob to adjust the effect. You’re very encouraged to use the Automation feature for the Finisher knob for very dynamic transitions or modulations.
The Finisher effects are selected and optimized for each Virtual Bassist. They cover distortion, modulation, EQ and ambience – often all in one Mode. Experiment with them and enjoy!
Users of the original Virtual Bassists will find the user interface slightly extendend and enhanced to reflect the new features. We made it a thing to keep the original look as intact as possible though.