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Introduction to Virtual Bassist ROYAL


A First-Look-Tutorial by Julian Rodgers

In this quick introductory tutorial Julian Rodgers from Pro Tools Expert takes you on a tour through the first steps of creating a setup with our Virtual Bassist ROYAL accompanied by Virtual Drummer SOLID and the Virtual Guitarists SILK and AMBER.

You will learn about the Player and Instrument modes of Virtual Bassist. The Player mode uses key switching to access patterns and styles in key with the chords you play, which is great for inspiration. Julian demonstrates the Instrument mode to play the keyboard conventionally for greater control, with dead notes and slides for extra realism. All samples have Round-Robin functionality resulting in natural variations of static patterns.

Using the style “80s Pop Ballad” he shows you how to play chords and single notes with the right hand and key switches with the left hand between common phrases while adding fills and intros. Further, he demonstrates how to change character and amp of the instrument, as well as playing style-specific phrases and fills to experiment with busier bass lines just as if you were working with a real bass player.

Please note that this video was made with a beta version of the instrument. The look and sound will be slightly different in the final plug-in, which will be shipped to pre-order customers on December 6th and have it’s official launch on December 17th, 2018. For pre-ordering and more information on our Virtual Bassists ROYAL, ROWDY and MELLOW click here: Virtual Bassist Pre-Order