Sponge Bass

Hofner President Bass + flatwound strings x bathroom sponge = Sponge Bass

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 mimicing 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 woofy, woolly thud of damped bass strings was embraced by some visionaries. The Motown players, Paul McCartney (early on) and Carol Kaye (bass player on all the great Beach Boys recordings) used the sponge technique with wild abandon.
SPONGE BASS re-creates that classic rounded thud with 1,296 glorious recordings of individually sponged bass notes.

What's inside?

  • One Kontakt .nki instrument

  • 8 randomised round robins per note

  • 567MB download ( 1.4GB uncompressed)

  • Fingered ( 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

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FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or above is required

Sponge Bass will load into Kontakt Player but time out after 10 minutes, so please don't buy this unless you are using the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1

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