SubMission Audio NocturnalBass v1.0.1

NocturnalBass is a carefully sampled virtual model of Ernie Ball’s Music Man Stingray.


A longtime fan of SubMission Audio virtual basses, the compositional prodigy Nik Nocturnal asked for a custom virtual bass, perfectly tailored to his workflow – and we answered.

NocturnalBass is a meticulously sampled virtual model of the legendary Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray. A studio staple, and perfectly suited to Nik – an official Ernie Ball endorsee.

The Stingray is a remarkably versatile instrument – equally at home plugging away at punk music as it is metalcore. Sampled in quasi J-Bass configuration, NocturnalBass has an extremely distinct and pleasant midrange character, with an almost unbelievably pleasant bottom end.

NocturnalBass is one of our personal favorites, simply because it’s so easy to use across such a wide variety of music. This, coincidentally, is perfect for Nik, who built his social empire by recreating a variety of genres in 30 seconds.

Now you too can get the bass tone of your dreams in less than a minute. We present NocturnalBass.


Our design ethos behind NocturnalBass is to empower you with sounds that work whether you’re composing, demoing, pre-producing, or creating a release-ready mix. It’s packed with 3 versatile tones:

DI: The raw sound of the instrument, captured directly via high-end, studio-grade recording hardware. Process as you would any other bass – using your favorite plugins, pedals, or amps. This allows ultimate flexibility; mix the bass on your terms.

CLN: An enviable classic clean tone, shaped by our custom impulses of a legendary Ampeg Heritage 8×10 cabinet, as captured by premium Neumann U47 and U87 microphones.

Perfect from funk through to metal, the ‘Drive’ control allows you to blend a distortion stage in parallel for that classic rock bass tone.

DIST: If you believe that a heavy bass tone should live in the midrange, this is the tone for you. Combining two amp stages, the DIST sound channels a remarkably textured midrange for that perfect glue between your bass and rhythm guitars. Like the CLN tone, it’s shaped by premium Ampeg and Neumann gear for a timeless sound.

In our usual style, both tones are premixed for your convenience – so you can get straight to the art of being creative.

The Drive, Tone, Compression, and Girth controls further allow you to perfectly match the bass to your music.


NocturnalBass is a meticulously sampled virtual instrument, based on the sound of an Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray.


The tuning range of NocturnalBass is C0 up to D4. It’s been tuned perfectly across the entire note range, so it can act as a tuning reference whenever you’re recording guitars.


Intentionally shrinks the round robin, giving you the most powerful, direct samples for reduced realism and greater consistency – for those times where variance is undesirable.


The Humanization control injects natural variance into the playback, for adjustable realism.

The Position control is a convenient way to select where on the virtual fretboard you’d like the performance to take place.

For absolute control, our Force String articulation can select exactly which string each note is performed on, giving you the ability to tonally match your guitar riffs 1 to 1.

Use the Configuration menu to rebind key switches, set the tuning of the bass, and adjust the pitch bend range for ultimate customization to your workflow.

  • Download SubMission Audio – NocturnalBass v1.0.1 (KONTAKT)
  • Original Publisher: PUBLISHER_NAME
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Category: Kontakt Library, Sound Libraries
  • Require: KONTAKT (6.7+)
  • License type: Full
  • Download Size: 4.2 GB

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