VB-99 V-Bass System at NAMM 09
At the 2009 NAMM Show, Roland introduced its new VB-99 V-Bass System, an advanced bass guitar processor, MIDI Controller and bass synthesizer.
The VB-99 delivers three times the sonic firepower of the original V-Bass model. It also features twice the number of patches, and serves up a huge range of electric and acoustic bass models, new synth sounds and even guitar sounds.
The VB-99 also has a wealth of amp models and effects which can be manipulated in an expressive performance using the D BEAM Controller and Ribbon Controller. And with the VB-99’s built-in Bass to MIDI converter and USB audio and MIDI streaming capability, bassists can now trigger sounds via MIDI or record directly into a DAW.
The VB-99 sports dual independent signal paths. The two paths can be assigned to two distinct sounds and can be mixed and layered as desired. Sounds can be blended with a single knob, and even split or switched via playing dynamics.
Dedicated knobs and buttons for all major functions make tweaking amp models and adjusting global settings fast.
The VB-99 also includes a new BASS DIRECT feature, enabling players to blend their original signal with the onboard sounds as desired. Players can also record audio from the VB-99 into any DAW via USB audio. Roland’s V-Bass editing software, available for free download, lets you edit and save VB-99 sounds right from your computer.
The VB-99 is now available in stores and carries an MSRP of $1,549.00.
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