English Bass – Ben Osterhouse

Creatively sampled 150-year-old upright Bass.

Product Overview

English Bass is a collection of instruments which creatively sample a 150-year-old upright bass.

The are 5 unique instruments at your disposal here. All of which have been derived from over 2000 recordings of this enchanting old instrument.


  • The Longs instrument explores expressive long articulations and dramatic swells.
  • For the Clouds instrument, many instances of pizzicato and col legno can be layered together to create prickly sustained textures.
  • The Rhythms instrument can be used to create rhythmic ostinatos.
  • The Percussion instrument explores the dramatic percussive sounds an acoustic bass can make. Features snap pizzicato, col legno, and a set of drums, designed out of sounds from the body of the bass.
  • Finally The Effects is a creative collection of manipulated and extended sound design techniques useful for layering with the main instruments.
  • Over 2000 Samples. Includes MIDI clips for Longs, Percussion and Rhythms patches.

Note: Requires the FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 to run. Will also run in the FULL version of Kontakt 6. Please do not purchase this if you only have Kontakt Player.



Kontakt Version Required:
5.8.1 Full Version (Not for Kontakt Player)


Kontakt Version Required:
5.8.1 Full Version (Not for Kontakt Player)