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.
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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.
ARTS, SPECS AND REQS
Sustains from Hell (Found in FX folder)
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):
FX Kit Short
FX Kit Long
Slammed in Velocity
Broken Music Box
Arcade From Hell
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