8Dio Bazantar (KONTAKT)

The Bazantar is a custom five-string acoustic bass equipped with an additional twenty-nine sympathetic and four drone strings. Its melodic range is more than five octaves, and its sympathetic range is four octaves.

The Bazantar contains over 2,700 samples divided into two main categories: Multi-samples and phrase-samples. The multi-samples consist of plucked and bowed representations, with and without vibrato, with up to 10 round robins per note, as well as dynamic sustains/swells.


  • Unique Instrument Sampling:
  • Detailed sampling of the Bazantar, an instrument that combines elements of a double bass, sitar, and cello.
  • Captures the distinctive sound of the sympathetic and drone strings, providing a lush harmonic resonance.
  • Articulations and Techniques:
  • Includes a variety of playing techniques such as sustains, pizzicatos, harmonics, and more.
  • Advanced bowing techniques, including arco, spiccato, and col legno.
  • Sympathetic and Drone Strings:
  • Recorded with the full set of sympathetic and drone strings to capture the instrument’s natural resonance.
  • Provides a rich, layered sound ideal for cinematic and atmospheric music.
  • Dynamic Layers and Round Robins:
  • Multiple dynamic layers and round-robin variations for a realistic and expressive performance.
  • Ensures that repeated notes sound natural and varied.

System Requirements:

  • Publisher : 8Dio
  • Format : Kontakt 5.8.1 Or Later
  • Quality : 24 bit 48 kHz stereo
  • Size : 3.58 GB

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