Adagio - Basses 2.0

Adagio - Basses 2.0

  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 7.13GB
  • Deep-Sampled Orchestral Basses
  • Ensemble Basses Also Available in Soundpaint ($30)
  • 3 Section Sizes: Ensemble (4), Chamber (2) & Solo (1)
  • 3 Microphone Positions (Mixed, Close, Far)
  • 5 Expressive Legato articulations
  • Varying types of Short Notes with up to 8 repetitions
  • Custom Browser with Built-In Articulation Matrix
  • Custom Convolution, EQ & other Chaos FX
  • Delivered by Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required

Adagio Basses

Adagio Basses is the final volume to receive the full-scale update completing the Adagio series. The new update brings these iconic instruments up to date with a range of features found in our Century and Anthology series, including our new intuitive user-interface, articulation browser, integrated mixing, and of course our signature Chaos Effects.

The latest Adagio Basses feature an advanced articulation browser which allows you to create your very own matrix of performance styles. You can now easily balance each articulation and assign each style its own control. The new features are all about improving your workflow, so whether you need a single articulation or a range of different playing styles, Adagio lets you load precisely what you need.

The Adagio series was recorded in a lush church environment and contains three main groups of master Bassists; Full Ensemble (4 Players), Small Ensemble or Chamber (2 Players) and a Solo Virtuoso (1 Player). Each section was recorded in incredible detail; we sampled a huge range of articulations including 5 unique legato types, extensive short notes & a range of sordino (muted) options.





The New Legatos

We have included 2 distinct Legato types within the update to Adagio, each containing up to 3 responsive layers and 3 round robin repetitions. Legato I is made from our Agitato Strings, inspired by the soaring melodic styles of Williams and Mancini, designed to sit in the forefront of your orchestrations. Legato II is from our first recording sessions of Adagio and has a much smoother and less pronounced sound, ideal for multipurpose string writing.

Adagio - Basses 2.0

Adaptable, Intuitive, Effortless

Adagio - Basses 2.0

Adagio has been redesigned so that each iconic and expressive instrument can be used out-of-the-box for instantly professional-sounding results. The fully customizable articulation matrix gives you direct access to any articulation Adagio has to offer. We also include independent patches for each articulation, so you can customize the instrument to best suit your workflow.


We recorded Adagio Strings with a vast array of expertly placed microphones allowing us to best capture each ensemble. We created 3 independent mixes, giving you ultimate flexibility over the sound of your ensemble (Mixed, Close, Far). The Mixed Microphone position offers a beautiful combination of both the Close and Far perspectives for a perfectly balanced sound.

Adagio - Basses 2.0



Ensemble Basses Core:

•    Sustains
•    Legato I
•    Legato II
•    Arc Control
•    Arc Long
•    Tremolo
•    Trills Minor 2nd (half-step)
•    Trills Major 2nd (whole-step)
•    Spiccato Feathered
•    Spiccato Tapped
•    Staccato
•    Marcato
•    Pizzicato
•    Bartok Pizzicato

Ensemble Basses Sordino (Muted):

•    Sustains Muted
•    Legato Muted
•    Arc Control Muted
•    Arc Long Muted
•    Spiccato Muted

Divisi / Chamber Basses:

•    Sustains
•    Legato I
•    Legato II
•    Arc Control
•    Spiccato

Solo Bass:

•    Sustains
•    Legato
•    Spiccato
•    Marcato
•    Pizzicato

Anthology/legacy owners:

Important: To all original Adagio owners. We highly recommend keeping your original version of Adagio Basses since projects using them may not continue to work. This update is designed to live side by side with the original Adagio library.

For upgrade details please check your email or get in touch with our support staff via our live chat or email at



  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8.1 required
  • Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player
  • Minimum: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. 4 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended. For TMPro Patches, i7 or equivalent is highly recommended.
  • Adagio Basses requires 7 GB of Hard Drive Space