8Dio Presents The New Basstard – Sonic Orchestral Bass Destruction


This is not for the faint of heart 😉 The New Basstard, by 8Dio, is a multi-sampled instrument focused on recording the gradual destruction of a full-scale orchestral bass.

The library contains four core categories of sounds:

The tonal category covers more 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 amount of FX made with anything from bowing bass with baseball bat, using a power drill on the strings and recording sustained notes from it – to actually power-drilling the bass and reconfigure the instrument – separating its neck from its body and essentially reassemble the instrument in horrible ways.

The Groove category contains unique tempo-synched BPM-based grooves recorded at several core tempos (80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140).

The end result is a deep-sampled instrument that pushes the concept of orchestral bass into a more dark, gritty, percussive and disturbing territory.

This walkthrough explains it all:

The New Basstard At a Glance

  • Deep-Sampled Progressively Destroyed Double Bass
  • Multi-sampled Tonal Patches
  • Multi-sampled Percussive Patches (up to x 10 RR)
  • Multi-sampled FX patches – LOTS of them
  • Tempo-Synced BPM Grooves
  • Keyboard Controlled Live FX
  • New Front-Faced FX & Chaos FX Engine

Core Requirements

  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.6 or later required
  • The New Basstard requires 2GB of hard drive space

Pricing & Availability
The New Basstard is available now for an introductory price of $78 ($128 02/14/18).
Buy it now at the 8Dio website.

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