Virtual Bassist requires MIDI note input for playing and recording musical performances, and optionally Pitchbend, Modulation, and Sustain Pedal data for added real-time variation.
If you have a MIDI controller (keyboard), this will be the easiest and most straightforward MIDI input method and it’s the most fun as this way you control your bass player in real-time.
Of course, you can also control Virtual Bassist by using MIDI step sequencers or by entering MIDI notes manually into MIDI tracks.
For getting to know Virtual Bassist and for testing purposes, you can also use the interactive keyboard in the top half of the Virtual Bassist window. This works best with the Latch function enabled.
Please note that whatever you play on this keyboard won’t leave Virtual Bassist and therefore won’t be recorded in your DAW.