The Gentleman Bassist

DANDY is your classy, warm vintage bass

Virtual Bassist DANDY user interface

Impeccably well-dressed and polite. Absolutely lethal on bass!

DANDY is your first-call when you need a seasoned professional bassist that is totally present in a mix without ever sounding “shouty” or obnoxious. There’s no aggression or “who cares” indie-rock attitude in the playing. No, DANDY quietly lays down ultra-smooth, highly-polished basslines without hogging the spotlight or taking up too much room in a mix. How civilized!

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What’s in there?

World-class vintage bass guitar & player

30 Styles, 990 Phrases and 100 Presets

15 Finisher Multi-Effect Modes

MIDI Drag & Drop, Resizable User Interface

Like a classic gentleman

DANDY uses its understated charm to make you sound and feel amazing. Our meticulously sampled bass guitar with flat-wound strings has a classy, warm and restrained vintage sound that is markedly different than our more modern and in-your-face ROYAL 2 and ROWDY 2 virtual bassists. However, when paired with the included multi-effects, DANDY effortlessly delivers fantastic tones that sound right at home in both modern and vintage productions.

Great-sounding modern and vintage tones

DANDY sounds fantastic on any production that needs electric bass, but it’s particularly great on Soul, Pop, Blues and Rock tracks. Our custom-made DSP algorithms push the raw sound of the bass in many directions from soft, round tones (perfect for vibey old school soul and blues tracks) all the way to bright modern pop and rock. Try blending DANDY with your synth-bass lines to give them a little more life and sophistication!

Perfect for beginners and professionals alike

DANDY is perfect for all producers of all skill levels. The fail-proof controls ensure that beginners get great-sounding results that don’t sound like canned repetitive loops. Skilled keyboard players can easily bypass the virtual musician features and play the bass parts exactly as they like. Everyone gets great bass in their productions!

Features at a glance

DANDY automatically follows the key and chord you play and intelligently selects the most musical articulations to make your tracks shine. The result is a fantastic bass delivered quickly and without drama.

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Player Mode

Player Mode features some brilliant technology we’ve pioneered to bring ultra-realistic bass performances into your music – even if you don’t play the bass or keyboards. 990 masterfully played phrases in 30 different musical styles that can be easily and seamlessly strung together to create the perfect performance for your song. These aren’t just boring MIDI loops, mind you.

Instrument Mode

If you prefer to record your own phrases (or even bass solos!) Instrument Mode gives you complete access to all articulations. This means you can use your MIDI controller to play exactly as you want with maximum creative expression (including adding dead notes, full stops and even slides!)

Tone for days

The versatility of this instrument is further expanded with tons of powerful, easy-to-use sound shaping options. Quickly choose from a variety of different amps and effects before dialing in the exact right character for your song. Then tweak the EQ and dynamics to really sweeten your sound and bring your production to the next level.

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PreSonus Chord and Key Track

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 new chord track feature in Studio One automatically follows the chords and automatically changes the MIDI notes for you.

Experience the charm of DANDY

Try the fully-functional demo for 30 days!

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Dandy
The Gentleman Bassist
$129.00

The Hard Facts

Operating Systems Windows 7 or later
OS X 10.11 / macOS 10.12 or later. 64 bit only.

You may run it on earlier versions but we don’t support them.
Minimum Requirements 4 GB of RAM
7 GB of Disk Space

1280x768px Display, Internet Connection.
If you want to move your .blob file to an external drive, we recommend the use of a SSD to prevent dropouts.
Plugin Formats VST, AU 2, and AAX.
AU 2 version only compatible with Logic Pro X and newer.
Delivery Format Downloadable Installer File
Authorization E-mail and Password Within the Plug-in
Supported Standards MIDI
User Guide
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