Legion Series: 66 Bass Ensemble

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by Mark Elvin (01/03/2020)
Epic samples. Lush, HUGE bass rumbles. Soaring cello like arcs. Insane bass synth. The included patc...


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  • Price: $198
  • Professional Cinematic Basses
  • 66-Person Symphonic Bass Ensemble
  • 14.299 Samples. 28GB HDD (compressed to 14GB)
  • 66 Basses Sustain Types, Short Notes and Dynamic Arcs
  • 66 Basses Effects, Bending and Drop Notes
  • 50 Analog Cinematic Ensemble Synths
  • 4 Specially Built SFX Pads + Chaos FX 3.4
  • 1 Binural Mic. 4 Hall Mic (Mix, Decca, Wide, Far)
  • 5 Close Spot Microphones
  • All patches come with DFD, TM and TMPRO options
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.6 or later required

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Legion Series: 66 Bass Ensemble overview

66-Basses is the first creation in our new Legion Series – an instrument line dedicated to solving specific needs in epic cinematic music.

66-Basses is all about professional cinematic bass. We gathered a 66-piece symphonic double bass ensemble in our favorite modern recording hall, Zlin. The ensemble was created by uniting professional bass players from 9 different countries in Europe. A life-time opportunity and all the players gave it their absolute best in these sessions. It shows.

66-Basses contains all common articulations (Sustains Types, Short Notes, Arcs, Effects, Note-Bends etc) and a large set of new articulations (Dynamic Waves, Tuning Clusters, BPM-based Ostinatos, Bridge FX etc).

We also spend the better of a month on 50 uniquely crafted analog synth ensembles. The library features 10 different microphones, including a new Binural microphone that gives you a sonic VR experience of the sessions. 4 Hall-Based microphones (Mixed, Decca, Far and Wide) and 5 intimate close Spot microphones for more detailed sound.

66-Basses also features a new 3D-rendered UI with a new 4-part modulation engine and a whole special section of BPM-based Ostinatos.

66-Basses cost us over $70.000 to produce and is the first of several in our Legion series. It is the dream of cinematic basses resolved. Rich, Warm and Fulfulling.


66-Basses contains the largest symphonic bass ensemble ever recorded. A once in a life-gathering of 66 professional double bass players – in a large, modern concert hall. We removed all chairs and baffles in the hall – to maximize the reverbation, which goes over 3 seconds. It is the same hall we used for Majestica, Lacrimosa, Acoustic Grand Ensembles, CAGE and many other instruments.

9 Microphones and 1 Binural

The library contains 10 different microphone positions, including our new Binural Microphone. The Neumann Binural microphones offers you 100% life-like recordings from the sessions. The Binural mic was placed near the conductor, so you hear it from his perspective. The library also includes 4-Hall Microphones (Decca, Mixed, Far, Wide) and 5 close Spot Microphones.

Rich, Warm and Deep Articulations

66-Basses is rich and phat in its sound. The same goes for its deep-sampled articulations (ex. Sustains, Marcato, Several Arcs, Tremolos, De/Crescendo FX, Spiccato, Bartok, Pizzicato, Bending/Glissandi FX etc) and new unconventional articulations (ex. Dynamic Waves, Tuning Clusters, Bridge FX, Arcs with Bending Notes, Octave Drops) and everything in between. Depth in every way.

50 Custom Analog Synth Ensemble

Cinematic Basses are often augmented with carefully placed analog synths. The synths help boost the subwoofer regions of cinematic basses and creates a gorgeous warmth underneath the 66-Basses. We programmed and sampled an array of analog synths and created 50 synth ensembles in the library. The stack function allows you to merge as many synths as you want. Phatness forever.

4-Part Modulation Engine

66-Basses also includes our new 4-part modulation engine for extreme sample and effects work. The 4 modulation engines each contain their own X/Y Matrix grid – and you can assign an FX parameter to both the X/Y value. In addition powerful functions like reverse and stack is only a click away. Stack allows you to play several articulations at the same time. Highly useful for synth presets.


  • Arc pp-p-pp
  • Arc p-mf-p
  • Arc mf-f-mf
  • Arc with dynamic control (CC1)
  • Tremolo pp-p-pp
  • Temolo mf-f-mf
  • Tremolo with dynamic control (CC1)
  • Note-up-note p-mf-p
  • Note-up-note mf-f-mf
  • Note-up-note with dynamic control (CC1)
  • Note-down-note p-mf-p
  • Note-down-notemf-f-mf
  • Note-down-note with dynamic control (CC1)
  • Tremolo note-up-note p-mf-p
  • Tremolo note-downnote p-mf-p
  • Harmonics


  • Bend half-tone up
  • Bend half-tone down
  • Bend whole-tone up
  • Bend whole-tone down
  • Slow bend half-tone up
  • Slow bend half-tone down
  • Slow bend whole-tone up
  • Slow bend whole-tone down
  • Octave drop (crescendo)
  • Octave drop (decrescendo)


  • Resonance-dissonance-resonance
  • Resonant clusters with Arc
  • Dissonant clusters with Arc
  • Under-bridge Arc
  • Resonant clusters
  • Under-bridge
  • Bridge to E
  • Sul tasto clusters
  • Ponticello clusters
  • Seagulls
  • Percussive clusters
  • Glissando-down clusters
  • Glissando-up clusters

Short Notes:

  • Pizzicato
  • Spiccato
  • Bartok Pizzicato
  • Spicc ostinato with dynamic control (CC1), 1/4 (tempo synced)
  • Spicc ostinato with dynamic control (CC1), 1/8 (tempo synced)
  • Spicc ostinatto with dynamic control (CC1), 1/16 (tempo synced)
  • Bartok hits (1/4)


  • Sustains with dynamic control (CC1)
  • Marcato
  • Dynamic waves
  • Tremolo with dynamic control (CC1)
  • Tremolo riser with tail
  • Tremolo riser with no tail
  • Crescendo slow
  • Crescendo fast
  • Harmonics
  • Decrescendo slow
  • Decrescendo fast
  • double-attack sforzando


Microphone Positions:

  • Binural (VR/Headphone position)
  • Mixed
  • Decca (Tree)
  • Wide
  • Far
  • Spot 1 Independent Position
  • Spot 2 Independent Position
  • Spot 3 Independent Position
  • Spot 4 Independent Position
  • Spot 5 Independent Position
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.6 or later required
  • Kontakt 5 is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and Mac platforms
  • Legion Series: 66 Basses requires 14 GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, AAX® under Pro Tools
  • Minimum: 4 GB RAM. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended