CLOUD BASS

£35

Double bass × garden twine ÷ √ (sub bass + reverb) = CLOUD BASS
1 Kontakt .nki instrument

60 snapshots

1.2GB download - 2GB compressed sample pool

for FULL version of Kontakt 5.6.8 or above

Like the other members of the CLOUD family (see CLOUD VIOLA and CLOUD CELLO) CLOUD BASS is made by ditching the conventional bow in favour of a ridiculous system of springs and pulleys that drag coarse industrial grade garden twine over the strings of the double bass to create a long, slowly distressed new bowing articulation.

Recorded with different microphone techniques and mixed with more conventional double bass articulations and a selection of multi sampled analogue sub bass waveforms CLOUD BASS is a very different beast to the usual orchestral or jazz double bass sample libraries.

Expect amazing unheard sounds - low raspy rumbling, cinematic thuds and booms, delicate wispy swarms and CLOUD BASS can easily do a half decent LOVE CATS 

 

'This is mad and I love it !' Andy Britton - composer and producer (Baby Strange, Longfellow, Neon Waltz, Amy MacDonald)

Cloud Bass twine 1
Cloud Bass twine 2
Cloud Bass twine 3
Cloud Bass long bow
Cloud Bass accent bow
Cloud Bass lightly thumped
Cloud Bass col legno
Cloud Bass sub bass
Eight deeply sampled articulations through eight 'oscillators'

Twine 1: bowed with five meters of coarse brown garden string, five round robins per note - AKG C414 large diaphragm condenser mic

Twine 2: bowed with five meters of coarse brown garden string, five round robins per note - Barcus Berry Planar contact mic

Twine 3: bowed with five meters of coarse brown garden string, five velocity levels per note -AKG 411 contact mic

Long Accent Bow: bowed with a real bow, five round robins per note, minimum three velocity layers per note - AKG C414 large diaphragm condenser mic

Short Accent Bow (high): bowed with a real bow, five round robins per note - AKG C414 large diaphragm condenser mic

Beater - thumped lightly with drum beater, five round robins per note, five velocity layers per note - AKG C414 large diaphragm condenser mic

Col legno: Latin for 'gently thwacked with the back of the bow', five round robins per note, minimum three velocity layers per note - AKG C414 large diaphragm condenser mic 

 

Sub Bass: six selectable analogue multi sampled waveforms recorded from Moog Voyager and DSi Pro 02

Recording Cloud Bass with string
Recording Cloud Bass with string

Recording Cloud Bass with string

Cloud Bass for Kontakt VST
Cloud Bass for Kontakt VST

Cloud Bass for Kontakt VST

Recording Cloud Bass with string
Recording Cloud Bass with string

Recording Cloud Bass with string

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What's Inside?
  • One Kontakt .nki instrument

  • 60 snapshots

  • 2GB of 24bit samples (uncompressed)

  • 1.2GB download

  • Three octave key range - C1 to C4

  • requires FULL Kontakt 5.6.8 or above

Effects per 'oscillator'
  • low pass filter, high pass filter, tremolo, eq, tape, saturation, pitch selection, pan, reverb send and delay send.

 Send effects
  • Tempo synced tape delay per group

  • 74 specially created convolution reverb impulses recorded from real spaces, expensive hardware and some less obvious sources including spring reverbs, tape delay, reversed impulses, software models, radio, vinyl and the stage of Glyndebourne Opera House.

Master Effects 
  • High and Low pass filters with resonance

  • Three band equaliser

  • Rotary speaker emulator

  • BPM synced tape delay

  • Morphing EQ

  • 11 Speaker cabinet emulators

  • Filth control

  • Master unison control for up to eight voices per note.

  • Velocity to volume amount control.

  • Aftertouch to pitch bend amount control.

  • Aftertouch to filter light/dark control.

  • Advanced architecture with automatable midi control of everything on the interface.

  • Data readout window shows useful settings of each tweakable control

  • Built in instruction manual in RTFM tab.

FULL version of Kontakt 5.6.8 or above needed

CLOUD BASS will load into Kontakt Player but time out after 10 minutes, so please don't buy this if you are using the free Kontakt Player.

£35/$55/50€ (inc VAT) for CLOUD BASS instant download

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