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 PunkBass by SubMission Audio is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Standalone Application and Soundware (e.g. samples or presets that load into other products). It includes, and is therefore "powered by", Kontakt Player, which functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, an AAX Plugin and a Standalone Application.
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Product PunkBass
Developer SubMission Audio
Price (MSRP)
Type / Tags Virtual Bass GuitarKontakt Instrument
This product is "Powered By" Kontakt Player. The OS and Format icons listed below should be accurate for the latest version of Kontakt Player.
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
Download Released
- Released
System Requirements
Kontakt or Kontakt Player 6.1 or later
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU.
An Internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate this product.
Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.
4GB RAM Minimum (6GB+ recommended).
6GB free HDD space.
- Released
System Requirements
Kontakt or Kontakt Player 6.1 or later
macOS 10.12, 10.13 or 10.14 (latest update), i5.
An Internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate this product.
Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.
4GB RAM Minimum (6GB+ recommended).
6GB free HDD space.
Audio Demos
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PunkBass is a virtual bass instrument which recalls a simpler time, of summers spent at the skate park with friends, of knee-high cargo shorts and wallet chains, and above all: of catchy pop-punk music played on your dad's guitars. PunkBass is an idyllic embodiment of this classic era in music history, putting the tones of your favourite artists directly at your finger tips.

{See video at top of page}

Key Features:

  • Runs in the free Kontakt Player - no extra expense.
  • INSTANT mix-ready, P-bass tone.
  • Perfect tuning.
  • Industry-leading tempo-synced alternate picking algorithm.
  • Array of articulations to humanize the performance.
  • The sound of brand new strings, all the time.
  • Stereo chorus for increased mix presence.
  • Thousands of meticulously-recorded samples.
  • The joy of recording without a bass player.
  • Crafted through two decades of combined recording experience.
  • Note range: B0 to D4. (Down to Drop B).

"PunkBass is by far the best sounding bass instrument available. Not only is it the best sounding, it is the most convincing I've heard to date. I don't know how they did it, but it's incredible. It is a must have for writing, beefing up or replacing bass tracks. Nothing else comes close." -- Beau Burchell (Saosin)

"Punkbass has really impressed me with its instantly classic sound, grit and flexibility as a song-writing tool, especially when you need that punchy P-Bass tone. Hats off to SubMission for creating an iconic and versatile instrument." -- Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus)

"PunkBass instantly transfers me back to 2001... except this time my bass tones are punchy and I can afford my car insurance. If you play in genres outside of extreme metal, PunkBass is your go-to for big rock and punk bass tones." -- Ryan 'Fluff' Bruce (Riffs, Beards and Gear)

Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By SimenSandnes
July 15, 2019

Yet another amazing virtual bass library from Submission Audio. I have been using Eurobass II for quite some time and I love it. Punk Bass is a very nice addition to Eurobass. The two amp-sim modes in the Punk Bass plugin is a very nice feature that gives you basically anything you'll ever need. A High fuzz, but still pretty metal, and a more mellow distortion for "softer" stuff. And ofcourse you have D.I signal so you can tweak it what ever way you want.
When I fist tried Eurobass, I was sceptic to the "Keyswitch" programming, because on all other plugins its just extremely hard to program what you want without having to spend hours programming, changing sound banks, etc. I have always thought: Why can't it just sound good when I pluck the MIDI notes is. - Both EuroBass and Punk Bass have answered my prayers. Start it up, select the your desired preset, and it sounds amazing. It is also VERY, VERY easy to program the KeySwitch. It's easy to learn, and does not require much effort at all to get the virtual instrument to play what every you want it to play.

Looking forward to more amazing releases from you guys.

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