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English Bass

Kontakt Instrument by Ben Osterhouse

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English Bass is a collection of instruments which creatively sample a 150-year-old upright bass. The are 5 unique instruments at your disposal here. All of which have been derived from over 2000 recordings of this enchanting old instrument.


  • The Longs instrument explores expressive long articulations and dramatic swells.
  • For the Clouds instrument, many instances of pizzicato and col legno can be layered together to create prickly sustained textures.
  • The Rhythms instrument can be used to create rhythmic ostinatos.
  • The Percussion instrument explores the dramatic percussive sounds an acoustic bass can make. Features snap pizzicato, col legno, and a set of drums, designed out of sounds from the body of the bass.
  • The Effects is a creative collection of manipulated and extended sound design techniques useful for layering with the main instruments.
  • Over 2000 Samples. Includes MIDI clips for Longs, Percussion and Rhythms patches

System Requirements

  • 2.1GB available HD space
  • Kontakt Full Version 5.8.1 or later

Important Notes:

  • The FULL Version of Kontakt 5.8.1+ is required in order to use this instrument.
  • You will be stuck in DEMO MODE if trying to use this instrument in the FREE Kontakt Player.

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