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Hyperion Strings Oktobass

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Solo Strings Oktobass - A true giant

The Oktobass, which has a resonant, trembling growl, is the deepest concert string instrument. To create a gigantic synthetic instrument with over 30 articulations and 12GB of material, they sampled this bone-rattling beast. Hundreds of aleatoric melodic phrases are included, along with a wide range of sustains, shorts, dynamic expressions, real legato, and innovative effects. As a member of the Hyperion symphonic series, it offers a variety of user-friendly settings, adaptable tools, and motivational performance features. These range from intelligent arpeggiation and articulation switching to adaptable tempo-synching and sound-shaping DSP effects, all of which are available at your fingertips to make it simple to create dazzlingly realistic arrangements.

Built in 1849 by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, the original Oktobass (sometimes written "Octobass") was lost but not forgotten for more than a century before drifting into folklore. The first contemporary Octobass was then built in 1996 by double bassist Nicola Moneta, luthier Pierre Bohr, and bow maker Piero Cavalazzi. Around the course of the last 25 years, Moneta has performed it in close to 150 concerts all over the world, yet it is still one of very few that are still in existence.

This 3.48 meter (11.5 ft) mammoth is played from a raised platform, using a row of mechanical levers to control the fingerboard. The cavernous instrument body produces a surprisingly nuanced character, with intense stereo movement and subtle mechanical ornamentation.

Soundiron worked with Giorgio Riolo and Daniele Bertinelli to capture the Octobass at Moneta's private gallery in Milan, Italy. It was recorded using a close pair of large-diaphragm mics at the F holes to achieve a dry and intimate sound, and a wide-spaced pair of omnis at 2 meters for a bright and vivid chamber quality. The mics can be blended in real-time, and the instrument can be freely positioned on the virtual stage, featuring a huge menu of their custom environments, so it's easy to mix into any arrangement you desire. Your creative options are endless with the Hyperion Solo Strings Oktobass!

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Product Specs

  • Multi-sampled Oktobass articulations and improvised phrases in two microphone positions

  • True Legato, Sustains, Shorts, Phrases, Expressions, SFX

  • 2 Powerful Kontakt .nki instrument presets made for the full retail Kontakt 6.2.2+

  • 5,558 stereo samples in unlocked WAV format

  • 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples

  • 12.6 GB installed

  • A flexible, intuitive user interface with pro features, deep customizability, and simple workflow

  • Sound stage positioning in dozens of custom rooms, halls, chambers & FX environments

This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 6.2.2 or later.

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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

5.0 of 5  
02.04.2023 Sprache: deutsch

Die Library „Soundiron Hyperion Strings Oktobass“ kann ich zwar noch nicht wirklich beurteilen, da ich sie nicht ausgiebig getestet habe, der erste Eindruck war jedenfalls „tief“ beeindruckend. Aber was ich jetzt schon feststellen kann, der Support von „Bestservice“ war wieder einmal so, wie der Name es verspricht. Danke.


Requires full version of Native Instruments Kontakt

Please notice: This library can not be used with the free Kontakt Player! To use this "Open Kontakt" format, you need a full version of Kontakt, which is included in products such as Komplete or Komplete Ultimate.

The minimum required Kontakt version number for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the developer's website.

System Requirements:


  • macOS 10.14 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


  • Windows 10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3,  AAX

Legacy Versions:

If you require legacy installers of Kontakt Player please refer to this Knowledge Base Article.

Required Registration:

Soundiron products require you to register with the manufacturer at www.soundiron.com to activate your license. To use Kontakt Player Libraries you also need to register with www.native-instruments.com.

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