Sponge Bass

Hofner President Bass + flat wound strings x bathroom sponge = Sponge Bass

The library has a woofy, woolly thud of damped bass strings that re-creates that classic rounded thud from Motown.

$ 27.00

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Developer

Sound Dust

Size

567 MB

Format

Sponge Bass by Sound Dust

1 Videos

Sponge Bass - Vintage Wolly Bass Sound

Back in the day the original Fender Precision bass came with a plate over the bridge with a dampener built in. Leo Fender patented the bridge mute in 1966 with the idea of mimicking the deadened thud of a double bass. But those crazy rock n roll kids weren’t so keen and tended to remove the cover for more sustain.

But the woofy, woolly thud of damped bass strings was embraced by some visionaries. The Motown players, Paul McCartney (early on) and Carol Kaye (bass player on all the great Beach Boys recordings) used the sponge technique with wild abandon.

SPONGE BASS re-creates that classic rounded thud with 1,296 glorious recordings of individually sponged bass notes.

Whats Inside?

  • 8 randomised round robins per note
  • 567MB download ( 1.4GB uncompressed)
  • Fingered ( velocity 0-119) and Picked (velocity 120-127) articulations
  • Full range of all 4 strings sampled
    Humanized ARP/sequencer
  • Fade (note length) control pre-mapped to Modwheel (changeable by right-clicking)
  • Mono/poly mode operates per string, so two notes can’t/can be played on same string
  • Voice stack mode for up to eight notes at once
  • Transient, Tape, Amp and Cabinet modelling.
  • 3 band EQ
  • a hint of Room reverb
  • everything is automatable
  • requires FULL Kontakt 5.8.1

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