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  • User Guide

    by Peter Gorges

    The information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of NXTGN Music Technology GmbH. The software described herein is subject to a License Agreement and may not be copied to any other media except as specifically allowed in the License Agreement. No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced or otherwise transmitted or recorded, for any purpose, without prior written permission by NXTGN Music Technology GmbH. © 2018 NXTGN Music Technology GmbH. All specifications subject to change without notice. All commercial symbols are protected trademarks and trade names of their respective holders. All rights reserved.

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    Table of Contents User Guide .................................................................................................................................. 1

    Table of Contents ................................................................................................................ 2 Welcome to Virtual Bassist ROWDY ............................................................................... 3 About the Virtual Bassist series ....................................................................................... 4 You and us ............................................................................................................................ 5 Looking for quick help? ...................................................................................................... 6 Quick Reference .................................................................................................................. 6 What is Virtual Bassist ROWDY? ...................................................................................... 9

    Virtual Guitarist vs. A Real Bass Player ..................................................................... 9 How Does Virtual Bassist Make You Sound Real? .............................................. 10 What is Virtual Bassist ROWDY about? .................................................................. 10 Why so few controls? ................................................................................................... 11

    Trial and Authorization ...................................................................................................... 11 Trying, Buying, Authorizing ......................................................................................... 11 Where to put the Content .......................................................................................... 12

    Controller hardware for Virtual Bassist ROWDY ....................................................... 14 Start Playing! ....................................................................................................................... 14 Walkthrough ........................................................................................................................ 15

    Make A Sound And Learn About Chords ............................................................... 15 Try The Presets ............................................................................................................. 16 Tell Your player What You Want .............................................................................. 16 Staying In KEY ............................................................................................................... 17 More Performance Tweaking Fun ........................................................................... 17 Play The Bass Yourself ............................................................................................... 17 Find Your Bass Sound ................................................................................................. 18 Mixing Fun ...................................................................................................................... 18

    Reference Guide ..................................................................................................................... 19 Menu Bar ............................................................................................................................. 19

    Loading Presets ............................................................................................................ 19 Save and Save as … .................................................................................................... 20 Notifications ................................................................................................................... 21 Info Icon – About Page .............................................................................................. 22

    Player and Instrument Mode ......................................................................................... 22 Interactive Keyboard .................................................................................................. 23

    Player Mode ....................................................................................................................... 24

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    Timing Parameters ...................................................................................................... 24 Latch ............................................................................................................................... 26 Style ................................................................................................................................ 26 Melodic Mode .............................................................................................................. 28 Key .................................................................................................................................. 29 Chord Recognition ...................................................................................................... 30 Common Phrases ......................................................................................................... 31 Style Phrases ................................................................................................................ 33

    Instrument Mode ............................................................................................................... 34 Insight: The “Bass Model” ......................................................................................... 35

    Bass Setup ......................................................................................................................... 38 FUZZ ............................................................................................................................... 38 CHARACTER ................................................................................................................. 39 Drop D ............................................................................................................................ 40

    AMP Setup .......................................................................................................................... 40 AMP ...................................................................................................................................... 40

    DRIVE .............................................................................................................................. 41 Bass Channel Setup ......................................................................................................... 42

    Compressor .................................................................................................................. 42 Equalizer ........................................................................................................................ 43 Octaver .......................................................................................................................... 43

    Master Volume .................................................................................................................. 44 MIDI Learn .......................................................................................................................... 44 Automation ......................................................................................................................... 45

    Sustain Pedal ................................................................................................................ 45 FAQ ...................................................................................................................................... 45

    Welcome to Virtual Bassist ROWDY We hope you will enjoy this powerful addition to your musical palette, and we thank you for being a part of the UJAM community of music creators!

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    About the Virtual Bassist series The original Virtual Bassist, successor of the Virtual Guitarist series, was a best- selling virtual instrument developed by Wizoo and distributed by Steinberg. It was discontinued in 2007.

    Since then, people have been asking for a Virtual Bassist 2.

    In 2013, the core team behind the original Virtual Guitarist and Virtual Bassist gathered again and launched Virtual Guitarist IRON – specialized on Power Chords – in December 2015, and consequently AMBER, SPARKLE, and SILK – a whole new generation of Virtual Guitarists.

    With an all-new concept and technology Virtual Guitarists offered vastly expanded realism, musical and sonic capabilities with the same ease and speed of use the legacy instruments were so f

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