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.


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.

System Requirements

  • 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