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Product Sponge Bass
Developer Sound Dust
Price (MSRP)
£25.00 inc VAT
Type / Tags Bass GuitarHofnerKontakt InstrumentSponge
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
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Sponge Bass = Hofner President Bass + flatwound strings x bathroom sponge.

Back in the day the original Fender Precision bass came with a plate over the bridge with a dampener built in. Leo Fender patented the bridge mute in 1966 with the idea of mimicking the deadened thud of a double bass. But those crazy rock n roll kids weren't so keen and tended to remove the cover for more sustain.

But the lovely, woofy, woolly thud of dampened bass strings was embraced by many of the Motown players, Paul McCartney in the early days and most famously Carol Kaye, bass player on all the great Beach Boys recordings.

Sponge Bass re-creates that classic rounded thud with 1,296 glorious recordings of lovingly played individual notes.


  • One Kontakt .nki instrument.
  • 8 randomised round robins per note.
  • 567MB download (1.4GB uncompressed).
  • 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 is automatable.
  • Requires FULL Kontakt 5.8.1.

{See video at top of page}


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