Virtual Bassist 2.1 is here! We get some questions regarding the update that we will include in the following FAQ:
Do I need to pay for the update?
- No, the update is as an owner of 2.0 completely free! When you are still running on 1.0 you need to pay for the 2.1 upgrades. Check out your upgrade options here.
Where can I download the update?
Just download the new build under ''my account'' on our website. The new build will easily overwrite your old version. Don't worry about losing project data, everything will be right there as it should.
Why do I need to download all the content just to update a few features?
-Unfortunately, there's no updater that only adds the new features (due to technical reasons ) so you need to load the complete new version of the plug-in. We're working on a better solution for future updates.
What is new?
1. Chord Track and Key Track Integration (works only with PreSonus Studio One 5 & VST format of the plug-in ➔ doesn't work with AU!)
With the new Virtual Bassist 2.1 update, we will provide Studio One users running on version 4.6.2 or later with an exclusive PreSonus chord and key track feature!
Descriptions of styles and phrases are displayed on the piano roll to help you find the right styles and phrases faster and easier for your track. The play range and the style/common phrases are divided in red (general key switches) and blue (play range) on the piano roll.
The chord track feature in Studio One automatically follows the chords and automatically changes the MIDI notes for you. We recommend using the “Follow Chords” toggle above the “Key” menu on the user interface. When Studio One interprets a wrong chord, the “Follow Chords” feature will correct it. Of course, the chord track feature will also work with turning off the “Follow Chords” toggle.
Note: Changing styles or common phrases won’t influence or change the chord tracks, but the harmonic input. Not all chords that are possible in PreSonus Chord track, are recognized in our instruments. The closest interpretation will then used.
2. Resizable Interface
With the 2.1 updates, Virtual Bassist user interfaces are resizable to fit on small
screens. To resize, either click the “window” icon next to the notification bell in
the top right corner or simply drag the three stripes in the bottom right corner of
the user interface.
3. DAW Player Sync
You can now quantize the virtual bass player to match the playback, this setting
can be found in the micro timing overlay. Quantize to the current grid, 1/4, 1/8,
or 1/16 notes. This new feature keeps the Virtual Bassist always in sync with the
DAW timing position to make sure you have the phrase in time and on the right
4. Parallel Key Selection
With this update, modulation techniques are now possible. If you select a key in
the ‘’Player Chord’’ section, you will now also see the parallel key in the
5. Loading Indicator
We added a loading bar that displays the loading status of the sample library
when opening the instrument in the DAW.
Digital Audio Workstations
VB-2.1 should run on every DAW supporting VST 2, AU 2 and AAX. We cannot guarantee that VB-2.1 is compatible with the following software:
- Adobe Audition
- Pro Tools First
- Mixcraft 8
- Earlier Cubase versions (make sure to test the free trial)
I you have any more questions or need further assistance, please submit a request to our support staff. Thanks!