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Steinberg Virtual Bassist Plug-In

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Virtual Bassist Plugin

Using dynamic phrases based on real performances by top studio bass players in 30 styles, Virtual Bassist covers almost every conceivable music genre, delivering top class bass sounds and phrases for rock, pop, reggae, metal and hip hop to name just a few. Playing Virtual Bassist is just as easy as playing the keys on your MIDI keyboard: each style contains 2 octaves of phrases of varying complexity and fills.

The innovative GrooveMatch Technology allows users to mould the Virtual Bassist bass line performance to existing drum grooves either by flexibly editing notes or shifting the overall groove of any phrase. Owners of Groove Agent, Virtual Guitarist or Virtual Guitarist Electric Edition will find pre-matched grooves for phrases and patterns in those instruments, creating a tightly integrated drum, bass and guitar rhythm section.

Virtual Bassist comes with a full range of outstanding sound-shaping features, including six high-quality virtual stomp box effects optimized for bass guitar, a choice of tube or solid state amp head, bass cabinets and microphones as well as mic positioning options to build ideal bass guitar parts. The included effects can also be used on any other audio channel in music production environments such as Steinberg's Cubase SX3.

Features
Absolutely realistic and professional Virtual Bass player based on real performances

Fast and easy to use thanks to extensive keyboard control

30 styles covering all areas of electric bass playing, numerous fills and variations per style

Outstanding bass sound shaping (bass model, attack, damping, pickup position)

Realtime performance controls (Complexity, Swing, Tempo a.s.o)

Two basic operation modes: Chord (fully automatic) or Note (automatic patterns, manual note pitch)

GrooveMatch feature allows for adapting the bass lines to any existing drum groove

Pre-matched grooves for perfect Groove Agent, Virtual Guitarist, Virtual Guitarist Electric Edition Integration

Amp section with tube or solid state amp selector, speaker/mic selector, EQ

High-quality virtual stomp box effects such as Wah, Octaver, Overdrive, Chorus/Flanger, Tremolo, Compressor

Amp/FX section also provided as separate FX plug-in

Compatible to any VST, DXi, AU or ReWire host application under OSX and PC.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Steinberg products.
PC Requirements
Pentium / Athlon 800 MHz

384 MB RAM

Windows XP Home and XP Professional

Display Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels

Windows MME compatible audio hardware

VST2 / DXi2 or Rewire compatible Host is required

Steinberg Key and USB component connector required

Recommended:
Pentium / Athlon 1.4 GHz or faster

512 MB RAM

Display Resolution 1152 x 864 pixels, dual monitor setup

ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended

Macintosh Requiremnts
Power Mac G4 867 MHz

384 MB RAM

OS X Version 10.2.5 or higher

Display Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels

CoreAudio compatible audio hardware

VST2 / AU or Rewire compatible Host is required

Steinberg Key and USB component connector required

Recommended:
Power Mac G5 Dual 1.25 GHz or faster

512 MB RAM

Display Resolution 1152 x 864 pixels, dual monitor setup
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"Great sound but how do you record a track with it?????"
Sound: Sounds great Feature: Lots of cool features Ease of Use: Easy to set up and use Quality: Can't give it high marks on quality. It's only got one octave. Value: I'd give this about a 5 because of the obvious limitations having only a one octave range. And how the hell do you record a track with this thing????? Haven't gotten it to output audio to track. Manufacturer Support: Support sucks The Wow Factor: Just isnt't fully functional. Overall: I'm not satisfied.
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"Virtual Bass With Only One String"
Sound: The sound is crisp, clear, and authentic. Once in a mix, it can easily fool even trained ears. I would say that it sounds pretty much how anyone who would want a product like this hopes it might sound. It is clearer sounding and more versatile (in terms of electric bass sounds) than Broomstick Bass. Feature: ALl of the features (effects, compression, amplification sim - solid state and tube - etc) are great sounding, easy to use, and well done. So why only a 5? You do not realize until you are using the plug-in that it is incomplete - actually using the plug-in as a virtual instrument gives you about 8 frets worth of sound. That's pretty much it. Basically, that makes everything, all the bells and whistles, all the great fidelity, everything - USELESS - unless you buy it specifically for the use of phrases, which I hardly find a use for. Ease of Use: If you have difficulties with it, you are probably new to VSTs and compter recording environments in general. Quality: Again, I praise the sound but give it a 5 on quality - why? Because alot of people who are interested in this kind of product have only marginal to no interest in phrases and loops, and this product is marketed as a VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT, which is only technically true. It is a Virtual Bass with only one string. Not what alot of people paid for. An incomplete virtual bass, no matter how good those few frets sound, is still an example of poor quality. Value: If you don't mind molding your songwriting to an inflexible pre-recorded phrase, or are just into that sampling stuff I guess its okay. Otherwise, just buy a decent bass and actually play it. Manufacturer Support: The support forums will get you an answer to your question most of the time, so long as you don't show up throwing a virtual tantrum, but it sure as hell can't restore the missing functionality of this plug-in. The Wow Factor: The interface looks "neat" I guess, but otherwise its just a piece of software and a dongle. What else is it supposed to be? Overall: Steinberg dropped the ball. Maybe they were behind schedule and the deadline was inflexible, who knows. All I know is that Broomstick Bass does what Steinberg apparently could not, so i'll stick with it.
Style of Music: Celtic/Epic/Heavy Metal
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