Studio Series - Deep Solo Bass

Studio Series - Deep Solo Bass

  • Ultra Deep-Sampled Virtuoso Solo Bass
  • 88 Articulations and over 16,000 Samples
  • 3 Advanced True Polyphonic Legatos
  • 25 Types of Bowing Arcs and Arc FX
  • 28 Types of Ostinato & Performance Arts
  • 18 Types of Short Notes
  • Microphone Control Near & Ambient Microphones
  • Tempo Synced Performance & Measured Articulations
  • 9.64GB
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
  • Delivered by Download

88 Ultra-Detailed Articulations

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. 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 Cello accurately. 

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. 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 (con sordino). 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. With eighty-eight independently captured, multi-dynamic, and authentically sounding articulations, you have access to all the tools you need to create music that goes beyond realism. 





All in One

The entire Studio Series allows you to load the ideal set of articulations needed for your specific project. You can customize key switches and save your custom patches for quick access later. There are eighty-eight playing styles and articulations organized into six core categories: Shorts, Longs, Bowed, Bowed FX, Measured, and Performance. With the included individual patches for each articulation, you can load exactly what you need for your workflow.

Studio Series - Deep Solo Bass


Studio Series - Deep Solo Bass

The Deep Solo Bass offers a vast collection of fully tempo-synchronized patterns and short phrases, including fluid Portato passages, Detaché, measured tremolo, and more. The Performance category offers multiple Tuplet, Triplet, Swing, and Jeté (Riccochét) phrases, all with various dynamics and round-robin repetitions.


Along with traditional orchestral articulations, The Deep Solo Bass ventures into the more esoteric, compelling, and enticingly evocative realm of solo string sound. We have also included a deep range of Con Sordino (Muted) Articulations with a variety of short notes, Dynamic Bowings, Crescendos, and a fluid True Legato.

Studio Series - Deep Solo Bass




  • 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 (Poco 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 

Bowed Arcs 

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

Bowed Arc 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 5.8.1 or later required 
  • Not compatible with free Kontakt Player 
  • 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