PunkBass is a virtual bass instrument which recalls a simpler time, of summers spent at the skate park with friends, of knee-high cargo shorts and wallet chains, and above all: of catchy pop-punk music played on your dad's guitars. PunkBass is an idyllic embodiment of this classic era in music history, putting the tones of your favourite artists directly at your finger tips.
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.
Directly from the instrument, captured with meticulous attention to detail, using the finest recording gear available. You're the sculptor and this is your clay. The sky is the limit, and this tone can be whatever you desire.
Pre-processed tone #1: Low Gain
A throwback to the popular P-bass tones of the 90s and 00s. Lightly driven to bring out articulation, fret clank and string noise. Sits beautifully among rhythm guitars.
pre-processed tone #2: High Gain
Something a little more edgy. High-end analogue distortion, dialed up for a grimy, in-your-face fuzz sound that will fit right into even the densest wall of guitars.
Our alternate picking algorithm automatically detects the tempo of your project and reacts to any tempo changes. Simply set the note value you want to engage alternate picking and go! Your selection will be displayed, along with the automatically-detected tempo of your project, and resulting millisecond value of the alternate picking threshold.
There are 8 fully automatable playing styles. With direct access to hammer-ons, slides, mutes, handling noises and more, you can command the performance to follow your guitars perfectly.
- 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: B0 to D4. (Down to Drop B)
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.
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 B. This will cover the following drop tunings:
Drop Eb / D#
Drop Db / C#
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.