The New Basstard

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a bass with tardy grit!
by m. valluci (07/09/2019)
i dunno what they did to this instrument. but it sure as hell sounds like something happened!! fresh...


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  • Price: $158
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • Deep-Sampled Progressively Destroyed Double Bass
  • Multi-sampled Tonal Patches
  • Multi-sampled Percussive Patches (up to x 10 RR)
  • Multi-sampled FX patches – LOTS of them
  • Tempo-Synced BPM Grooves
  • Keyboard Controlled Live FX
  • New Front-Faced FX & Chaos FX Engine
  • Product is only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.6 or later required

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The New Basstard overview

Welcome to The New Basstard, a multi-sampled instrument focused on recording the gradual destruction of a full-scale orchestral bass. The library contains four core categories of sounds: “Tonal”, “Percussive”, “FX” and “Grooves”.

The tonal category covers more traditional multi-sampled articulations like plucked, staccato, rubber mallet on strings, regular drumstick on strings, fork on strings and other tools that could be used for tonal sampling. The percussive category contains a variety of heavy round-robin based articulations playing the instrument like a drum kit (containing 6-10 round robin articulations). The FX category has a gruesome amount of FX made with anything from bowing bass with baseball bat, using a power drill on the strings and recording sustained notes from it – to actually power-drilling the bass and reconfigure the instrument – separating its neck from its body and essentially reassemble the instrument in horrible ways. The Groove category contains unique tempo-synched BPM-based grooves recorded at several core tempos (80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140).

The end result is a deep-sampled instrument that pushes the concept of orchestral bass into a more dark, gritty, percussive and disturbing territory.

Multi-Sampled Basstard

The New Basstard contains a large section of unconventional multi-samples. We recorded the upright bass both as a plucked and percussive instrument – using anything from rubber mallets, regular drumsticks, to forks, bows, baseball bats and yes – power drills. The end result is a highly percussive type of bass – which is awesome for those gritty motion picturesque grooves or alternative styles of music. Its one big, experimental bass project, that culminated in the death of the Basstard.

Groove Sampled Basstard

The New Basstard is also a fascinating percussive rhythm instrument and contains a large segment of over 300 live-groove elements, which can be used together with the multi-samples too. The grooves were uniquely recorded at several core tempos (80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140) and programmed to match your DAW host-tempo to perfection.

The Real-Time Effects of Basstard

The New Basstard also contains a custom real-time FX system, which allows you to push things even further. The effects are laid out as key switches on your keyboard and can be triggered in real-time on top of the samples – allowing you to use the effects in a more direct and rhythmic fashion. The effects contain Delay, Bitcrusher/LOFI, Fuzz/Distortion, Rotator and a large set of custom convolution impulses from the private 8Dio catalog

Front-Faced FX and Chaos FX

The New Basstard contains two parallel FX systems. The first one is our new Front-Faced FX, which allows you to control the most fundamental effects from the front panel (ex. Step Based Filtering, Pitch, Delay, and our new Textural Delay). You can also go deeper with our Chaos FX system, which includes, Phase Modulation, EQ, Bit-Crusher, Distortion, Dual Delays and an additional hall based convolution system on top of our custom Textural Convolution Delays.

  • Basstard Tonal:
    • Staccato
    • Fork Buzz
    • Rubber Grit
    • Rubber Mallet
    • Brushed Mallet
    • Stick Mallet
    • Soft/Wool Mallet
    • Plucked
    • Unplayable
    • Harmonics
    • Sustains from Hell (Found in FX folder)
  • Basstard Percussive:
    • Brushed Percussion
    • Sticked Percussion
    • Rubber Mallet Percussion
    • Master Patch (all perc included)
  • Basstard BPM/Tempo-Synced Grooves:
    • 80 BPM (Native Tempo) Grooves
    • 90 BPM (Native Tempo) Grooves
    • 100 BPM (Native Tempo) Grooves
    • 110 BPM (Native Tempo) Grooves
    • 120 BPM (Native Tempo) Grooves
    • 130 BPM (Native Tempo) Grooves
    • 140 BPM (Native Tempo) Grooves

Basstard FX (30 different multi-sampled FX types):

  • Rapture
  • Slides
  • FX Kit Short
  • FX Kit Long
  • Unplayable Ambience
  • Dead Space
  • Organ
  • Horrific FX
  • Drill (Power-Drill)
  • Bowed Destruction
  • Bowed Whale
  • Rattling Strings
  • Strange Harmonics
  • Slammed in Velocity
  • Broken Music Box
  • Relentless
  • Drilled Ambience
  • Arcade From Hell
  • Long Riser
  • Sustained Bowed
  • Sustains from Hell
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.6 or later required
  • Kontakt 5.6+ is 32 and 64-bit compatible with both PC and MAC platforms
  • The New Basstard requires 2GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, RTAS® under Pro Tools 7/8
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 2.0 GHz or Intel Core Duo 2.00 GHz, 4 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM. 4 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended