• Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • Deep-Sampled Progressively Destroyed Double Bass
  • Multi-sampled Tonal Patches
  • Multi-sampled Percussive Patches (up to 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
  • 1.03GB
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required

Bass Sampled to Destruction

Welcome to The Basstard, an 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 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 number of effects such as bowing the bass with a baseball bat, using a power drill on the strings, recording sustained notes from it, and actually power-drilling the bass and reconfigureing the instrument, separating its neck from its body and essentially reassembling the instrument in horrible ways. The Groove category contains unique tempo-synched grooves recorded at several core tempos (80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140). 

The 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 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 and regular drumsticks to forks, bows, baseball bats and even power drills. The result is a highly percussive bass, which is awesome for those gritty motion-picturesque grooves or alternative styles of music.


Groove Sampled Basstard


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

The Real-Time Effects of Basstard

The 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.



Core articulations:  

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 

Additional features:  

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 5.8.1 or later required 
  • Not compatible with the Free Kontakt player 
  • The Basstard requires 2GB of hard drive space 
  • 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