"The extremely realistic sound" wins the Recommendation award
"The result is a remarkably expressive, nuanced and wonderfully playable, as well as CPU efficient, instrument that scores with an extremely realistic sound."
"Incredible-sounding instrument with so many customisable options, there's just no way to find fault in this package... and the small size means you can load it on your system drive and carry it with you, without the need for a samples drive."
"And the playability is incredible"
"IK's developers have nailed it once again with MODO BASS. A word comes to mind once the software is launched: impressive."
"It seems too good to be true, but MODO BASS is the real deal, bringing stunningly lifelike electric bass to the studio without a sample to be seen."
HIFIMIDI's video review of IK's MODO BASS
Check out the video review and demonstration of MODO BASS, IK's first physically modeled bass plug-in. "I think the great thing about MODO BASS is that it can appeal to both the beginners and the experts. It's a great sounding bass. It's easy-to-use, customize, program and enjoyable to play. Considering the fact that you're getting so much with MODO BASS, it's well worth it, especially if you're into music production."
"It is extremely inspiring and sounds at all times astonishingly realistic"
"MODO BASS is extremely inspiring and gives you overwhelming enjoyment in playing. If you want to put together the bass sound of your dreams, you'll be able to reach your goal very quickly here."
"It's a steal at the offered price"
IK really nailed it. MODO BASS is a fantastic instrument for anyone chasing realism, tightness, power, and punch at the bottom end of their mixes. It’s a steal at the offered price."
"A seriously impressive alternative to a real bass guitar"
"This is the first time I've come across bass guitars modelled in such convincing details. What has been achieved here is most impressive."
Watch their detailed video review
“MODO BASS is a huge success and illustrates that modeling can sound just as good as sampling, if not better. The note repetition is way more accurate and natural than sample-based instruments that need to resort to round robins. It allows you to achieve exactly the bass sound you need and it does it with incredible simplicity.”
Studio One Expert’s review of IK’s new bass virtual instrument
In this extensive video review/tutorial, Studio One Expert checks out IK’s MODO BASS. “I think it is a very, very powerful bass VI! It’s easy to use, and it gives you great sounding, flexible basses where no one would be able to spot the VI versus using a great sounding bass player in the mix. I really like it a lot and I give it a big thumbs up.”
SampleLibraryReview.com's review of IK's new bass virtual instrument
“When I got the final version of MODO BASS to review, it didn’t take long to figure out that IK Multimedia has just changed the game when it comes to modeled instruments. MODO BASS is just simply AMAZING in every way! ONE plugin that models the crème de le crème of historic basses, with the ability to control strings, electronics, signal chain, playing style and MIDI control.”
"Very impressive and complete and far ahead of any sampled bass"
"Choose a bass, set it up the way you like and play a note, and it sounds just like it should. A P-bass with high action and old flatwounds sounds right, and a Thunderbird with roundwounds does too. The instrument is also very naturally responsive and flexible to dynamics."