New MIDI Bass Guitar

Industrial Radio has released Standard Midi Bass 4, a new bass guitar MIDI controller.

The Standard Midi Bass 4 lets bassists plug into hardware and software synthesizers and samplers. Its fret-sensing neck and multi-sensor approach to MIDI conversion provides low-latency MIDI tracking for both the studio and live environments.

With the Standard Midi Bass 4 bassists can play synth bass lines live, plug into vintage analogue synths, harness their experience on bass in a MIDI recording environment, explore new sonic possibilities and more.

As well as being an awesome MIDI controller the Standard Midi Bass 4 is a real bass guitar. The Standard Midi Bass 4 combines classic bass design and quality construction to provide the best of both worlds so that bassists can mix their real bass tone with that of their synth / sound module or just switch conveniently between normal bass and MIDI bass to suit.

You can see the Standard MIDI Bass 4 in action above. See the IndustrialRadioTV channel on YouTube for more demo videos.

Features:

  • Bass features:
    • Black satin finish.
    • 34” scale.
    • Bolt-on maple neck with satin finish.
    • Optional matching painted headstock.
    • Rosewood fingerboard.
    • Agathis tonewood body.
    • White or black pickguard.
    • Passive, single-coil pickups.
    • Controls – MIDI Volume, Front Pickup Volume, Back Pickup Volume, Passive Tone
    • Chrome hardware.
  • MIDI system features:
    • Industry-leading low latency MIDI tracking.
    • Latency is consistent across full range of bass from high notes to low notes.
    • Features both monophonic and polyphonic modes.
    • Sophisticated operating system with highly-configurable settings to ensure optimum performance and compatibility with all MIDI-enabled synths and sound modules.
    • Intuitive user interface with on-board display – control Midi Bass settings direct on the bass from the fingerboard.
    • 40 programmable performance presets.

The Standard Series Midi Bass retails for $2,495 USD excl. shipping (+$100 USD for painted headstock option). Price includes Standard Midi Bass 4, Midi Bass Module and 8-pin Midi Bass Cable as well as hardshell bass case. The Standard Midi Bass 4 is also available in a left-handed model.

4 thoughts on “New MIDI Bass Guitar

  1. From what I have read, the Inductiral Radio Bases are equipt with an 8-pin midi connector. I am aware of the 5-pin standard midi connector and the 13-pin Roland connector but, I have not heard of any synth units that have an 8-pin connector. So, I’m not sure what synth you might use this bass with. It apparenlty will not work with the Roland synths (which have) or be able to connect to any standard 5-pin midi. Just what I read. I suppose that may have been a typo but, if I’m not mistaken, I found that at the Inductrial Radio web site. FYI

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