***Bass Banjo By MODWHEEL Released With Intro Deal***

David Donaldson

Active Member
The Bass Banjo plus Bang-On Sidekick DrumChum and Banjelis synths!!
Yes, now everyone can enjoy the great sound of Bass Banjo.

Some history.
Back in the mid eighties, when we were struggling musicians with plenty of time on our hands, a band mate and I made a bass banjo for use in our outdoor marching band 'The Outsiders', which was basically a protest band, as at the time there seemed quite a lot to protest about. There was still nuclear testing in the pacific, nuclear armed and powered warships coming into New Zealand waters and the sinking of the Rainbow warrior by the French government being some of the issues here at that time.
The Bass Banjo surpassed our expectations and once it had done its job of helping New Zealand become nuclear free became a staple on many recordings and soundtracks that we've created over the years, as it has such a distinctive sound. It really is a one off.
It was made using a marching Bass Drum and an old double bass fingerboard and as well as having a unique bass sound, also has great percussive possibilities, being made from a drum. We've made full use these the drum possibilities in conjunction with the Drum Computer function within Kontakt.
This is the Bang-On Sidekick DrumChum section of the virtual instrument.
But wait there's more!
We've also taken the raw material and massaged them into some weird and wonderful pads. This resulted in the Banjelis Synth patches.
The Bass Banjo is going out at the incredibly low price of US$25 until the end of May when it will go up to US$35.
Here's a promo vid of the library in action, if you watch the second half of the video you can see the midi sequence we mimed to, in case we did such a great job of miming you thought we'd played it.
For more info, purchase and download go to.
www.modwheel.co.nz
 

Quasar

Senior Member
This is most definitely another winner from Modwheel. Definitely in.

EDIT: Tried to buy this using PayPal, and when I hit pay, I get a screen on which the only option is to "cancel and return..." This happened once before a long time ago, and it was somehow resolved, but I don't remember how.
 
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jiffybox

Questionable wealth/taste.
Instant purchase. You folks at Modwheel always deliver inspired libraries and it's always exciting to see a new product from New Zealand pop up. Well done and cheers.
 

SchnookyPants

I never metaphor I didn't like
This is most definitely another winner from Modwheel. Definitely in.

EDIT: Tried to buy this using PayPal, and when I hit pay, I get a screen on which the only option is to "cancel and return..." This happened once before a long time ago, and it was somehow resolved, but I don't remember how.
I, too experienced some funny business. It looked like it wasn't going to go through. So I closed-out the page, and when I came back the deal had gone through. I don't get it, but it had a happy ending. I think it has something to do with the fact that Kiwis, as well as the land upon which they stand, are upside down. Or is it downside up?

You'll never convince them, though. They think it's all perfectly normal.
 
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David Donaldson

David Donaldson

Active Member
This is most definitely another winner from Modwheel. Definitely in.

EDIT: Tried to buy this using PayPal, and when I hit pay, I get a screen on which the only option is to "cancel and return..." This happened once before a long time ago, and it was somehow resolved, but I don't remember how.
Damn! Every now and then we have this issue with Paypal and US and Canadian customers, I think it has something to do with us being in New Zealand. We're too foreign. We've spent so much wasted time dealing with Paypal.
We've set up a second payment option through Stripe. If you use the credit card option it will work....fingers crossed
 

Quasar

Senior Member
Damn! Every now and then we have this issue with Paypal and US and Canadian customers, I think it has something to do with us being in New Zealand. We're too foreign. We've spent so much wasted time dealing with Paypal.
We've set up a second payment option through Stripe. If you use the credit card option it will work....fingers crossed
Sorted, thanks. Using the debit card associated with PP rather than the account number worked, and the order went through. Re being too foreign (lol), I guess the card is less xenophobic than the actual bank account, which is not yet hip to global village inclusivity.

For the record, I also appreciate that this is for full Kontakt and pre-5.68. Looking forward to unpacking and trying it tonight as well.
 

nordicguy

Active Member
Little Q.
Are 03 SiDeKiCk1.nki and 04 SiDeKiCk2.nki SQs made inside Kontakt that we don't have access to?
Can't hear exactly what you guy's are saying.
Don't see SQ or Arpeggiator tabs on those neither.
May be just single hits over the keyboard played via preprogrammed DAW's SQs?
Anyway, congrats for this other one of a kind instrument!