Soundiron has recently released an updated version of the Twine Bass instrument library for Kontakt, featuring the sounds of a modified cello and a Bolon traditional Kenyan fretless stringed instrument.

Version 2.0 features remastered samples, inserted into Soundiron’s efficient four-layer template. The update includes a collection of ambient pads, atmospheric drones, evolving soundscapes as well as 20 custom FX presets to give your next track a running start.

We strung the cello with rough hemp twine in various tunings and played it as a stand-up bass. The resulting sounds are deeply sonorous, with rich, warm resonance, powerful low end and a woody, soft quality. The bolon has a cow’s horn for a neck and a gourd body, with four twine strings and a goat-skin resonating head that the strings pass directly through. In addition to deep-sampling the strings with 10x round-robin and up to 14 velocity layers, we sampled a number of other sounds such as legato slides, string mutes, tuning peg pluck/twists, finger taps and brushes, and other percussive effects on the instrument’s body.

Regularly priced $39 USD, Twin Bass for the full version of Kontakt is on sale for $25 USD at Plugin Boutique until August 24th, 2022.

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