IK Multimedia has announced the next-level edition of its award-winning physically modeled bass virtual instrument. Modo Bass 2.0 adds 8 new basses, including new fretless and upright options, a brand-new patterns section with thousands of grooves, advanced performance controls and more ways to enter the Modo Bass world.

Producers know how important it is to have a great-sounding bassline. Now MODO BASS 2.0 offers even more realism and the stunning sounds of sought-after electric and double basses being played by master musicians, all with the convenience of a plug-in virtual instrument.

Modo Bass 2.0 includes the 14 original iconic basses plus 8 exciting new ones, for a total of up to 22 basses included to cover any style of music. There are 6 new electric models featuring 2 legendary fretless basses plus 2 double-bass instruments.

Modo Bass Fretless Jazz

Fretless Jazz is inspired by the iconic Jaco Pastorius’s customized Jazz Bass with its instantly recognizable tone and dynamics Fretless Bass Man, inspired by Pino Palladino’s famous StingRay, delivers that iconic sound to your studio.

Modo Bass 2 now offers the ability to turn any of the 18 available electric basses also into a fretless model (and the fretless models into fretted basses as well).

The update adds 2 double basses to the collection. Choose Rockabilly for old-school slapping styles or Upright Studio for that classic jazz sound.

Modo Bass Rockabilly

The new double basses are modeled in their own studio space with a selection of movable mics and a piezo signal that can be blended in and then run through Modo’s stomps and amps as desired. A pair of stereo room mics lets users mix in the perfect ambient room sound.

A new Patterns section offers thousands of patterns and smart filters to browse by genre, song section, length, time signature and more. The Playstyle section has been enhanced and now benefits from IK’s latest advances in playing style subtleties and control. With Modo Bass 2’s ultra-realistic pluck technique comes new advanced algorithms for pick and slap articulations that’ll breathe life into standard MIDI files lifting the low end and the music to new heights.

Modo Bass 2 will ship in April 2022. It is now available for preorder for 299.99 USD/EUR (crossgrade and upgrade starting from 149.99 USD/EUR). MODO BASS 2 SE is 149.99 USD/EUR, and the free Modo Bass 2 CS includes 1 bass (’60s P-Bass).

Individual Modo Bass basses are available to CS and SE users for 69.99 USD/EUR each, and a bundle of Modo Bass 2 and Modo Drum 1.5 is priced 399.99 USD/EUR. All prices ex. taxes where applicable.

From now until release, everyone who purchases Modo Bass 2 full (including crossgrade) or SE will immediately receive a download of Modo Bass 1 of the same version and their Modo Bass 2 version as soon as it becomes available.

More information: IK Multimedia