Double bass × garden twine ÷ √ (sub bass + reverb) = CLOUD BASS
Cloud bass containts 2GB of content with 60 unique snapshots and offers a very unique, textured string sound.
Like the other members of the CLOUD family (see Cloud Viola and Cloud Cello) CLOUD BASS is made by ditching the conventional bow in favour of a ridiculous system of springs and pulleys that drag coarse industrial grade garden twine over the strings of the double bass to create a long, slowly distressed new bowing articulation.
Recorded with different microphone techniques and mixed with more conventional double bass articulations and a selection of multi sampled analogue sub bass waveforms CLOUD BASS is a very different beast to the usual orchestral or jazz double bass sample libraries.
Expect amazing unheard sounds – low raspy rumbling, cinematic thuds and booms, delicate wispy swarms and CLOUD BASS can easily do a half decent LOVE CATS
This is mad and I love it!
Andy Britton - composer and producer (Baby Strange, Longfellow, Neon Waltz, Amy MacDonald)