One major dose of nostalgia.

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Beau Burchell (Moose Blood, Saosin, Senses Fail)

PunkBass is by far the best sounding bass instrument available. Not only is it the best sounding, it is the most convincing I've heard to date. I don't know how they did it, but it's incredible. It is a must have for writing, beefing up or replacing bass tracks. Nothing else comes close.

Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus)

Punkbass has really impressed me with its instantly classic sound, grit and flexibility as a song-writing tool, especially when you need that punchy P-Bass tone. Hats off to Submission for creating an iconic and versatile instrument.

Ryan 'Fluff' Bruce (Riffs Beards and Gear)

PunkBass instantly transfers me back to 2001.....except this time my bass tones are punchy and I can afford my car insurance! If you play in genres outside of extreme metal, PunkBass is your go-to for big rock and punk bass tones!

Three unique tones. One major dose of nostalgia.

DI (Raw)

Pre-processed tone #1: Low Gain

First Bass

pre-processed tone #2: High Gain

Teen Fuzz

Advanced Humanization

Tempo sync


Key Features

  • Runs in the FREE Kontakt Player - no extra expense!
  • INSTANT mix-ready, P-bass tone.
  • Perfect tuning.
  • Industry-leading tempo-synced alternate picking algorithm.
  • Array of articulations to humanize the performance.
  • The sound of brand new strings, all the time.
  • Stereo chorus for increased mix presence.
  • Thousands of meticulously-recorded samples.
  • The joy of recording without a bass player.
  • Crafted through two decades of combined recording experience.
  • Note range: G0 to D4. (Down to Drop G!)

Audio Examples


This Library will work with all major DAW's, including Cubase, Pro Tools (11 or later), Studio One, Logic Pro X, Reaper, Garage Band, Ableton, Fruity Loops and more. It will require you to install Kontakt or Kontakt Player (free) version 6.1 or later, which has minimum system requirements as follows:

Minimum System Requirements:
Kontakt or Kontakt Player 6.1 or later
macOS 10.12, 10.13 or 10.14 (latest update), i5.
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU.
An Internet connection and a graphics card that supports OpenGL 2.1 or higher are required to download and activate this product.
Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.
4GB RAM Minimum (6GB+ recommended).
6GB free HDD space.

Supported Interfaces:

Mac OS X (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
Windows (32/64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, AAX

This goes all the way down to drop G. This will cover the following drop tunings:
Drop Eb / D#
Drop D
Drop Db / C#
Drop C
Drop B
Drop Bb/A#
Drop A
Drop Ab/G#
Drop G

In short: 1 user, 2 machines.

As stated in the EULA, the following restrictions apply to using this library on multiple computers:

2. Licensee may install and personally use the licensed software on two devices (e.g. one laptop, one work station), provided that the said software is used only on one device regularly. Simultaneous use on more than one hardware device is not permitted. If the single computer is connected to a multi-user system, this EULA shall apply to all users of the system. In case Licensee changes the hardware, all software on the hardware used must be deleted.

No. This product has official support with the Kontakt Player, which is a free version of Kontakt. It will be fully functional with no limitations or restrictions. SubMission Audio has partnered with Native Instruments to provide this compatibility to our customers.

Demo mode in Kontakt occurs when you load a 3rd party library into Kontakt Player that does not have official support with Native Instruments. This places limitations and restrictions on the user and their creative process. We have partnered with Native Instruments on this release to allow you to use the free Kontakt Player with absolutely no limitations or restrictions.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a trial version at this time.

No. Licensing is done via Native Access, which is FREE.

No. This is a Virtual Instrument, made to be used with MIDI. The pre-processed tones are encoded into our samples and cannot be used as an ampsim.

We have created a detailed guide to get you started here. This guide is also included as a PDF in the product download. Follow the steps carefully, and if there are any issues along the way, contact us here, or contact Native Instruments if it concerns their software.