Sound Dust has released Sponge Bass a Kontakt sample library fearing a Hofner President Bass + flatwound strings x bathroom sponge.
Here's what they say:
Based around the lovely warm, woofy, woolly thud of Carol Kaye (who played on all the good Beach Boys records), Motown bass legend James Jamerson and even Paul McCartney at a push, Sponge Bass is made from 1,296 round robin samples of a Hofner President bass loaded with flatwound strings and a sponge tucked under the bridge.
8 layers of round robin picked and fingered articulations are selected via velocity. The Kontakt engine has options for sculpting and re-amping, a system for realistically playing notes across all four strings, and a humanized arp/sequencer.
- One Kontakt .nki instrument.
- 8 randomised round robins per note.
- 567MB download (1.4GB uncompressed WAVs).
- Thumbed (velocity 0-119) and Picked (velocity 120-127) articulations.
- Full range of all 4 strings sampled.
- Humanized ARP/sequencer.
- Fade (note length) control pre-mapped to Modwheel (changable by right clicking).
- Mono/poly mode operates per string, so two notes can't/can be played on same string.
- Voice stack mode for up to eight notes at once.
- Transient, Tape, Amp and Cabinet modelling.
- 3 band EQ.
- A hint of Room reverb.
- Everything control is auto-matable in your DAW.
- Requires FULL Kontakt 5.8.1.
An introductory offer gets 20% off the £25/$33 price until 21st October 2018.