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Twine BassbySoundiron
 Twine Bass by Soundiron is Soundware (e.g. samples or presets that load into other products) for Windows and Mac OS X.
Twine Bass
Product Twine Bass
Developer Soundiron
Price (MSRP) $59
Type / Tags
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
 1.0  - Released
System Requirements
Windows XP / Vista / 7. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System RAM, 7200 RPM 8MB Buffer SATA II hard drive recommended.
 1.0  - Released
System Requirements
Intel-Mac and Mac OS 10.5 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System RAM, 7200 RPM 8MB Buffer SATA II hard drive recommended.
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The Twine Bass is composed of a pair of very special instruments: a modified cello and a traditional Kenyan fretless stringed instrument called a Bolon. We strung the cello with rough hemp twine in various tunings and played it as a stand-up bass. The resulting sounds are deeply sonorous, with rich, warm resonance, powerful low end and a woody, soft quality. The bolon has a cow's horn for a neck and a gourd as a body, with four twine strings and a goat-skin resonating head that the strings pass directly through. In addition to deep-sampling the strings with 10x round-robin and up to 14 velocity layers, we sampled a number of other sounds such as legato slides, string mutes, tuning peg pluck/twists, finger taps and brushes, and other percussive effects on the instrument's body.

This unique custom instrument collection features our brand new, exclusive glissando/chord generator. This powerful tool gives you deep control over a wide variety of chord and glissando functions such as speed, range, scale, direction and more. You can choose from 26 different chords and 13 different scales. The number of strings is adjustable from 1 to 24 and in glissando mode and 1 to 6 in chord mode. There is also a bank of 16 assignable keyswitches for instant access to your favorite selection of chords.

The Twine Bass contains over 2000+ samples and weighs in at over 2 GB. It comes complete with a full range of performance shaping and effects controls, including full control over our custom convolution reverb impulses, allowing you to take the sound in any number of new directions. We've also included a collection of ambient pads, atmospheric drones and evolving soundscapes, giving this library a vast array of tonal possibilities.

  • Available by Direct Download or DVD.
  • 2037 Samples (standard PCM wav).
  • 77 .nki files (unlocked format).
  • 2.3 GB installed.

Full retail version of Kontakt 4 required to use all .nki instrument program presets included in this library. Free Kontakt Player does not support this library.

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