Studio Quartet Series: Deep Solo Bass


  • Price: $98
  • Ultra Deep-Sampled Virtuoso Solo Bass
  • 88 Articulations and over 16,000 samples
  • 3 Advanced True Polyphonic Legatos
  • 18 Type of Short Notes
  • 25 Types of Bowing Arcs and Arc FX
  • 12 Types of Ostinato & 16 Performance Arts
  • Fluent Microphone Control Near & Ambient Microphones
  • Tempo Synchronized Performance & Measured Articulations
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.8 (or later) Required

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The 8Dio SQS (Studio Quartet Series) Solo Bass marks a new leap in sampling for us.  We recorded one of the greatest solo bassists alive today.  A principal bassist of the BBC and other orchestras.  Ultra Deep-Sampled with 88 articulations ranging from true polyphonic legato to a wealth of short-note options, dozens of velocity-based arcs, twelve different Ostinatos, and performance-based articulations.

The Studio Solo Bass marks countless hours of critical recording and capturing of essential musical performances, which through proprietary post-production have been carefully curated and crafted into a fully playable solo instrument. Featuring only the best in musicianship, the Solo Bass has all the intricacy and passion you would expect, capable of dynamic and moving performances, through to authentically virtuosic playing. Recorded in a controlled studio environment at Scotland’s Premiere Recording Studio – Gorbals Sound, the Bass was captured in incredible detail and without compromise utilizing two dual-microphone techniques. This combined method allows you to freely blend between a direct signal and a more spacious and ambient position, enabling you to control the positioning and distance of the Bass accurately.

A stand out feature of The Studio Quartet Series is its extensive collection of articulations. The Deep Solo Bass covers eighty-eight independently captured, multi-dynamic, and authentically sounding articulations, giving you access to all the tools you need to create a composition that is capable of going beyond realism. 

Organized into six separate categories, each of the included sound-sets offers a range of features and playing styles all easily accessible from the in-built browser system. Choose from a variety of tempo-synchronized Measured sequences, a never before captured collection of extensive Short note articulations, or choose from dozens of flowing Dynamic Bowings, each offering different bow positionings, intensities, bow lengths, and repetitions. All available through our advanced user-interface, allowing you to load or unload the articulations you need for your current project. The Solo Bass features five individually recorded Legato articulations enabling you to play in a variety of styles, speeds, and with and without a mute in place (a.ka Con Sordino.) The naturally captured playing styles include a Slurred (Fingered) Legato, a Detaché (Bow Change) Legato, A Portamento Legato, A Slurred Con Sordino Legato, and a Run Based Legato for more nimble passages. Each of the main performance based Legatos also features original and musical coloration and dynamic changes, ensuring the pure and lifelike nature of the live performance can be accurately preserved.

Articulate Like Never Before

The Studio Solo Bass contains a range of short notes never before captured at this level of articulation and depth. Featuring over thirty short note based sound-sets including a multitude of fully playable tempo synchronized phrases. Each set of short note articulations contains up to six round-robin repetitions at a variety of dynamic intensities, allowing you to shape the exact strength and rhythmic flow needed for your composition. So why capture so many short notes? Every note, phrase or passage can articulate in an almost infinite amount of ways. From Martelé, the sounding of a note with the bow already on the string with equal up and down repetitions for a clean and soft attack, to Volante, a “flying” up bow Staccato, played with multiple notes in a single bow. To Colé, an off the string Staccato which utilizes an artificial bounce to sound brushed and abrupt, to further extended techniques such as the use of fingers, nails, slapping, bows, and the application of subtle vibrato. As well as of course the length of the bow, directionality, speed and use of Riccochét techniques including other organically captured micro performances.

All In One

The full Studio Series allows you to load the ideal set of articulations needed for your specific project. There are eighty-eight playing styles and articulations organized into six core categories; Shorts, Longs, Bowed, Bowed FX, Measured and Performance. All conveniently housed in a single easy to use interface with custom Key-Switch and MIDI CC capabilities, letting you focus on what counts, making great music. We have also included individual instrument patches for each articulation, offering you a variety of ways to load precisely the styles you need to suit your workflow.

Our Player - Your Tempo

Studio Solo Bass offers a vast collection of fully tempo synchronized patterns and short performance-based phrases. These Measured Articulations are naturally captured sequences available at a variety of time signatures, intensities and bowing styles. These include smooth and fluid Portato passages to Detaché bow changes, as well as the more distinct and agile Measured Tremolo and various Spiccato styles. Our Performance category perfectly accompanies the sequences, offering multiple Tuplet, Triplet, Swing and Jeté (Riccochét) phrases. Each with various dynamics and round-robin repetitions, allowing you to create a truly realistic performance.

Muted And Proud

Studio Solo Bass covers not only traditional aspects of orchestral articulation but also ventures into the more esoteric, compelling and enticingly evocative. From extended bowing techniques such as the increasingly fragile Sul Tasto to the creation of series harmonics from the excessive use of Sul Ponticello or various dynamic styles, intensities and bow directionality. We have also included a deep range of Con Sordino (Muted) Articulations including multiple Short note types, Dynamic bowings, Crescendos and a fluid performance-based true legato.

Shape Your Space

The Studio Solo Series also includes the very latest in our industry-leading custom Effects Rack. The Chaos Effects system allows you to shape, manipulate and entirely customize your sound and signal flow in almost any way imaginable. From creating motion and deep modulation utilizing the Phaser and Flanger module to crafting precise tonal variations with the in-built Equalizer. Or why not place the instrument in a space, real or otherwise with the Dual Delays and multiple luscious Reverb Modules.


  • Martelé (Hanging)
  • Martelé (Abrupt)
  • Volante
  • Colé
  • Marcato
  • Virtuoso
  • Pizzicato
  • Pizzicato Vibrato
  • Pizzicato Nail
  • Col Legno
  • Bartok
  • Martelé (Con Sordino)
  • Colé (Con Sordino)
  • Marcato (Con Sordino)
  • Single Trill Minor 2nd
  • Single Trill Major 2nd
  • Single Trill Minor 3rd
  • Single Trill Major 3rd


  • Sustain (Pocco Vibrato)
  • Sustain (Molto Vibrato)
  • Sustain (Con Sordino)
  • Sustain (Sul Tasto)
  • Sustain (Sul Ponticello)
  • Sustain (Sul Ponticello – Series)
  • Punta D’Arco
  • Punta D’Arco (Trembling)
  • Pizzicato Tremolo
  • Trill Minor 2nd
  • Trill Major 2nd
  • Trill Minor 3rd
  • Trill Major 3rd
  • Harmonics
  • Legato Slurred*
  • Legato Detaché*
  • Legato Portamento*
  • Legato (Con Sordino)
  • Legato Runs
    *Combined Articulations


  • Dynamic 1 Bow (Pocco Vibrato)
  • Dynamic 1 Bow (Molto Vibrato)
  • Dynamic 2 Bow (Pocco Vibrato)
  • Dynamic 2 Bow (Molto Vibrato)
  • Dynamic Cresc (Pocco Vibrato)
  • Dynamic Cresc (Molto Vibrato)
  • Dynamic Cresc (Snatch)
  • Dynamic 1 Bow (Con Sordino)
  • Dynamic 2 Bow (Con Sordino)
  • Dynamic Cresc (Con Sordino)

Bowed FX

  • Dynamic 1 Bow (Sul Tasto)
  • Dynamic 2 Bow (Sul Tasto)
  • Dynamic Crescendo (Sul Tasto)
  • Dynamic Short (Sul Ponticello)
  • Dynamic Long (Sul Ponticello)
  • Dynamic Cresc (Sul Ponticello)
  • Dynamic Short (Sul Ponticello – Series)
  • Dynamic Long (Sul Ponticello – Series)
  • Dynamic Cresc (Sul Ponticello – Series)
  • Dynamic Short (Tremolo)
  • Dynamic Long (Tremolo)
  • Dynamic Crescendo (Tremolo)
  • Dynamic 1 Bow (Tremolo Sul Ponticello)
  • Dynamic 2 Bow (Tremolo Sul Ponticello)
  • Dynamic Cresc (Tremolo Sul Ponticello)


  • Detaché 4ths*
  • Detaché 8ths*
  • Detaché 16ths*
  • Portato*
  • Portato Legato*
  • Spiccato Brushed*
  • Spiccato Pointed*
  • Measured Tremolo*
  • Measured Tremolo Fast*
  • Measured Tremolo Sul Tasto*
  • Measured Tremolo Sul Tasto Fast*
  • Saltando*
    *Tempo Synced Articulations


  • Da Daa Da (Phrase)*
  • Daa Da (Phrase)*
  • Daa Da Da (Phrase)*
  • Tuplet*
  • Triplet*
  • Quadruplet*
  • Tuplet Fast*
  • Triplet Fast*
  • Saltando Short*
  • Saltando Mid*
  • Jeté (Ricochét) 2 Down*
  • Jeté (Ricochét) 3 Down (Slow)*
  • Jeté (Ricochét) 3 Down (Fast)*
  • Jeté (Ricochét) 2 Down 1 Up*
  • Jeté (Ricochét) 3 Down 1 Up*
  • Jeté (Ricochét) Random*
    *Tempo Synced Articulations
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8+ required / Not compatible with free Kontakt Player
  • Runs as a host or stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in & AAX® under Pro Tools
  • Minimum: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended. For intensive instruments, i7 or equivalent is highly recommended.
  • Studio Solo Bass requires 9.64 GB of drive space
  • Sample resolution: 48 Khz / 24 Bit stereo .wav format
  • Format(s): Kontakt