Virtual Bass Instrument for Free Kontakt Player


$89.00 USD

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Transform MIDI into a realistic bass performance.


PunkBass is a virtual bass tailored for rock and pop-punk - delivering the unmistakable sound of a Fender P Bass.

Influenced by iconic bands like Blink 182, PunkBass equips you with a palette of classic and contemporary tones for the ultimate commercial vibe.

Works with the free Native Instruments Kontakt Player.


  • Bass model
    Fender Mark Hoppus P-Bass
  • Sampled by
    Ermin Hamidovic
  • Playing style
  • Strings
  • Tuning range
    G0 - D4
  • Articulations
    Pick, Dead Note, Hammer On/Pull Off, Harmonic, Slide
  • Included Tones
    DI, First Bass (Low Gain), Teen Fuzz (High Gain)
  • truBass


  • 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!)

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Payment methods

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  • Google Pay
  • Mastercard
  • PayPal
  • Shop Pay
  • Union Pay
  • Visa

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Included Tones

  • DI

    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.


    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.


    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.

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System requirements


Kontakt or Kontakt Player 6.1 or later.

macOS 10.12 - macOS 13 (latest update).
Intel i5 or higher and Apple silicon.
4 GB RAM (6GB+ recommended).
Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher and Direct 3D 11.1 (Feature Level 11_0) or higher.

An Internet connection is required to download and activate this product. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.

64-bit only.
Stand-alone, VST3, AU, AAX.


Kontakt or Kontakt Player 6.1 or later.

Windows 10 or 11 (latest Service Pack).
Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU.
4 GB RAM (6GB+ recommended).
Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher and Direct 3D 11.1 (Feature Level 11_0) or higher.

An Internet connection is required to download and activate this product. Once installed and activated, the product can be used offline.

64-bit only.
Stand-alone, VST3, AAX.

Compatible DAWs

Any modern DAW supporting VST3, AAX or AU. We have successfully tested the following:

  • Cubase
  • Reaper
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic
  • Ableton Live
  • Studio One
  • FL Studio

Still unsure if your DAW is supported? Grab the free Kontakt Player here. If it works, this product will too.

Things to know

Order details

This is a digital product and does not include a physical item. Upon purchase, you'll receive an email with a serial number for redemption. Typically, this is instantaneous. To redeem and install, use the serial number with your free Native Access account.

Refunds, returns and transfers

Due to the irrevocable nature of digital sales, we are unable to offer refunds on this product.

Licenses delivered for this product are immutable and non-transferable to other individuals.


Our support team are standing by to help. Feel free to contact us here.

However, please note since Kontakt Player is developed by Native Instruments, we unfortunately cannot offer any technical support regarding its operation.


VST and VST3 are trademarks of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
macOS and Audio Unit are trademarks of Apple, Inc.
AAX is a trademark of Avid, Inc.
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I install this?

You can find our virtual instrument installation guide here.

Can I use this as an amp on my other bass tracks?

No. This is a virtual instrument, made to be used with MIDI. The pre-processed tones are specific to the instruments we provide, and cannot be used with your own audio inputs.

Do I need iLok?

No. Licensing is handled via Native Access. This is completely free.

Is there a Trial mode of this product?

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

Does this product work in demo mode in Kontakt?

Demo mode occurs when a 3rd party sample library, not officially supported by Native Instruments, is loaded into Kontakt Player.

All of SubMission Audio's virtual bass instruments are officially supported by Native Instruments, so our customers don't need to worry about restrictions such as demo mode.

When using our virtual bass instruments with Kontakt Player, you will always have access to their complete feature set.

Do I have to buy Kontakt?

No. This product officially supports the free Kontakt Player. It will be fully functional with no limitations or restrictions. SubMission Audio has partnered with Native Instruments to provide this compatibility to our customers.

How many computers can I use this on?

In short: 1 user, 2 machines. 

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

'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.'

Customer Reviews

Based on 75 reviews
Mike L

My Blink 182 cover goto bass.

Steven Reed
Amazing for the artist without a bass

I'm a bass player as well as a guitarist, currently my bass is in a state of disrepair and bought this to try and help me write. It sounds so high quality and the tone presets makes it easier to draw up demos and the DI option makes it easy to use it for actual songs. Totally worth the money

John Smith
Not as great as I hoped

Couldn’t find any trial so purchased it. Not as great as I hoped. Notes aren’t as clean as I would’ve needed. And sure it’s supposed to be “Punk”, but depending on context it still needs to sound clean enough. Basically not enough features/settings to customize the sound and ended up not using it for the project.
Trial version would be great.

Hi John,

We would love to offer trials too, unfortunetly there's no way to do this in the Kontakt eco system. There is an option to use the DI and apply your own processing.

rob Mathieu
Punk bass changed my life

Saw the commercial, bought it and instantly felt inspired to get back into making music. The bass Di sounds great

Magnus Stefansson
Amazingly realistic bass

Great in both sound and attitude. Surprisingly easy to work with.


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