QuickBass is a new all-in-one bass plugin
United Plugins have announced QuickBass by Instant Audio, an aptly-named bass guitar sound-perfecting plug-in par excellence to create, you guessed it, bass.
QuickBass is the result of an already acclaimed cross-brand collaboration between FireSonic (with its always-searching-for-a-shortcut attitude) and SounDevice Digital (forever fine-tuning tools based on long–term experience of mixing many recordings in its namesake SounDevice Studio).
Having started their collaborative sound quest last year with Quick AG, an all-in-one acoustic guitar solution compatible with major AAX/AU/VST DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) applications on both macOS and Windows as a superlative shortcut to sought-after natural acoustic instrument sounds, Instant Audio’s QuickBass follows (in a similar) suit, though this time designed to achieve the perfect bass guitar sound as quickly as possible — as, indeed, implied by name.
Needless to say, bass guitar is often considered to be the coolest of all instruments — by bassists!
But there is no denying that the bassist should anchor everyone else — especially since the primary function of a bass guitar is to maintain a steady rhythm, with the bassist working closer to the drummer than the guitarist in a typical rock and pop setup.
Sadly, however, it is often one of the most overlooked and underrated instruments. In the recording world, with a good DI (Direct Input) box being put to good use, a finely-played bass guitar often sounds as good as it gets, but a little push in the right direction here and there can make all the difference between sounding good and great.
Getting there, of course, can be easier said than done — even in today’s supposedly-speedy DAW-driven recording world where using multiple plug-ins to achieve one goal simply makes no sense since there can be unwanted interactions between plug-ins while their often over-the-top features can combine to unnecessarily drain precious CPU (Central Processing Unit) power.
Put it this way: with QuickBass, quick EQ, quick compression, quick saturation, and quick fatness are all available to all in next to no time at all.
Finding the sweet spot with QuickBass
As such, Instant Audio has helpfully found the sweet spot between speed and versatility with QuickBass by providing the tools necessary to achieve the perfect bass sound in a single plug-in with as few controls as possible, all anchored around a photorealistic GUI (Graphical User Interface) that looks like real — bassist-friendly — hardware while easily adapting to the varying needs of individuals.
It is perfectly possible to resize it at any time by simply dragging the bottom-right corner positioned arrow accordingly, for instance.
QuickBass Key features
- All-in-one bass solution
- Hassle-free software protection
- Realistic 3D yet flexible GUI
- Slight to heavy compression
- Number of presets
- Smart bypass
- 64-bit audio quality at ANY sampling rate
Instant Audio’s QuickBass is available to purchase for a time-limited introductory promo price of €29.00 EUR until April 11, 2021 — rising thereafter to €99.00 EUR — as an AAX-, AU-, and VST-compatible audio plug-in directly from United Plugins here.
A 15-day, fully-functional trial version for macOS and Windows can be downloaded for free.
Watch United Plugins’ informative introductory video for QuickBass here: