Which Virtual Bass is Right For You?

With the explosion of virtual bass over the last decade, you can be forgiven for feeling overloaded by all the options on the market.

The good news is: There's a flavor of virtual bass guitar out there for you, no matter what type of music you're making.

Nowhere is this as abundantly obvious as here at SubMission Audio, where we proudly make the industry's leading virtual basses.

Let's take a dive into the ecosystem and find out just which virtual bass is right for you.

Metal

Pop Punk

Acoustic

Spector Euro 5 LX

EuroBass 3

EuroBass was our original and flagship product. Based on a Spector Euro 5 LX bass guitar - a legendary studio workhorse - we can proudly say that the EuroBass line has been featured on a number of amazing records and soundtracks, such as DOOM: Eternal.

The Spector is a rounded classic bass, with rich lower midrange and full lows - giving it a punch that's fantastic from funk all the way up through to heavy rock. Heck, we've even heard it tear arse on all-out metal.

Now in its third generation, it shares with its sister libraries a wealth of features such as:

  • Proprietary truBass technology for maximum realism.
  • Two pre-mixed tones (including raw DI) .
  • Access to the entire fretboard of the instrument.
  • Articulations such as alternate pick, slap bass, ghost notes, slides, hammer on/pull off, tapping and even palm mutes.
  • Ability to downtune to C0 (double drop C!).
  • Humanize control for added realism.

Dingwall NG-2

DjinnBass 2

The industry standard for extreme metal virtual bass, DjinnBass is now in its second generation - being one of the most fully-featured virtual basses we've ever created.

Ideal for drop-tuned metal, DjinnBass 2 includes both pick and fingerpick articulations, essentially giving you two completely different tonal characters to play with.

The Dingwall NG-2 sampled for this library includes features like:

  • Proprietary truBass technology for maximum realism.
  • Two pre-mixed tones (including raw DI).
  • Access to the entire fretboard of the instrument.
  • Articulations such as alternate pick, finger pick, slap bass, ghost notes, slides, hammer on/pull off, tapping and even palm mutes.
  • Ability to downtune to C0 (double drop C!).
  • Humanize control for added realism.

Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray

NocturnalBass

The brand new NocturnalBass marks our partnership with famed Canadian content creator, Nik Nocturnal. Despite its name and aesthetic signalling that it's designed to channel the chakras of the dark lord, the Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray sampled for this library is an astoundingly versatile instrument.

A legendary studio workhorse, just like the Spector, it is equally at home chugging along to metalcore as it is pop-punk. The Stingray represents one of our most versatile instruments, so don't let the dark spooky UI lead you astray.

Our founder Ermin's favourite bass, NocturnalBass shares an almost identical list of features with EuroBass 3, including:

  • Proprietary truBass technology for maximum realism.
  • Two pre-mixed tones (including raw DI).
  • Access to the entire fretboard of the instrument.
  • Articulations such as alternate pick, slap bass, ghost notes, slides, hammer on/pull off, tapping and even palm mutes.
  • Ability to downtune to C0 (double drop C!).
  • Humanize control for added realism.

Dingwall Z3X Custom Shop

UmanskyBass

Our collaboration with famed progressive bassist Jacob Umansky marked the creation of one of the most high quality Dingwall virtual basses in existence. Jacob's Z3X is a top-shelf instrument - pushing a powerful full-range, piano-esque tone. Nothing out there quite sounds like UmanskyBass - and that's a great thing!

Whether it be intense funk grooves, heavy metal, or progressive rock, UmanskyBass gives you a bass tone that firmly sits on top of the mix and makes itself known. No longer does your virtual bass player need to be relegated to sitting behind the guitarists - allow him to elevate the entire performance, using Jacob's famed virtuosic skill.

We even went so far as sampling Jacob's thumping technique for some uneblievable rhythmic articulations.

UmanskyBass is a fingerpicked library, showcasing a whole host of Jacob's special techniques and features, such as:

  • Proprietary truBass technology for maximum realism.
  • Three pre-mixed tones (including raw DI).
  • Access to the entire fretboard of the instrument.
  • Articulations such as alternate fingerpick, slap bass, thump, ghost notes, slides, hammer on/pull off and tapping.
  • Ability to downtune to C0 (double drop C!).
  • Humanize control for added realism.

Le Fay Herr Schwarz

GroveBass

GroveBass is the first next-generation truBass instrument we created, in partnership with Simon Grove (Plini & Helix Nebula). This instrument is fixed firmly into the 'prog' sphere, with a very round punchy tone, bundled with a collection of pre-mixed sounds dialed by Simon himself.

Easily the most unique sounding bass among our entire collection, the boutique Le Fay Herr Schwarz sampled for GroveBass comes with:

  • Proprietary truBass technology for maximum realism.
  • Four pre-mixed tones (including raw DI).
  • Access to the entire fretboard of the instrument.
  • Articulations such as alternate fingerpick, slap bass, ghost notes, slides, hammer on/pull off and tapping.
  • Ability to downtune to C0 (double drop C!).
  • Humanize control for added realism.

Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo

OmniBass

The Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo is one of the most underrated basses in the world. Popularized by John Myung of Dream Theater fame, the Bongo can be thought of as EuroBass 3's fingerpicked brother.

Sampled by The Omnific, the tone of OmniBass is exceptional, clear and punchy, like the piano-esque clarity of UmanskyBass fused with the thick low-midrange of EuroBass 3.

Loaded with the most articulations out of any of our basses, OmniBass even features harmonic thumping!

A thoroughly unique and supremely versatile instrument, OmniBass features:

  • Proprietary truBass technology for maximum realism.
  • Three pre-mixed tones (including raw DI).
  • Access to the entire fretboard of the instrument.
  • Articulations such as alternate fingerpick, slap bass, thump, harmonic slap, harmonic thump, ghost notes, slides, hammer on/pull off and tapping.
  • Ability to downtune to C0 (double drop C!).
  • Humanize control for added realism.