Drumsound & Bassline Smith proudly presents Parallax, a brand new and revolutionary bass engine for use with Native Instruments KONTAKT v5.7+ (not Kontakt Player)


Drumsound & Bassline Smith, one of the UK’s most successful Drum and Bass artists, have taken time out of their busy schedule to create, code and design, by hand, the first in a series of exciting Kontakt Instruments. Encapsulating all the knowledge, studio skills and dance music production experience that they have accrued over the last 20+ years this new venture is the next logical step for these prolific producers after making presets for Sugar Bytes, Waves & Loopmasters to name but a few.

Parallax is a 3 Oscillator beast of a synth that allows the user to create unlimited production ready bass noises, with ease, using either the samples provided or by importing the user’s own WAVs by re-naming the stored samples. Once the samples have been chosen these then play in parallel with each main oscillator having its own XY pad (a new feature in Kontakt v5.7) The main oscillators have 24 filters and 9 LFO settings each to utilise and to create movement in order to sculpt the sound all of which are fully automatable in your DAW.

As well as having most of the things you would expect with a high end synth Parallax also has it’s surprises. By cleverly utilising Kontakt’s Multi-Mode Versatile filter, meaning you can virtually have any filter type, along with a XYZ pad you have a really powerful and exciting filter at your fingertips but this is taken to the NEXT level with the QUICK ENVELOPE. This recordable envelope allows the user to record 1 second worth of movement from the XYZ pad and then, using the ENV EDIT button, it is possible to draw in your own filter shapes across XY&Z axis and then play that back using the PLAY button creating wild and exciting filter morphs.

The surprises don’t stop there, with the inclusion of 8 Insert FX and 5 Send FX. Not only have these been hand picked by Drumsound & Bassline for their effectiveness in creating fantastic character but they can also be placed in a Pre or Post position of the Multi Mode Filter in the signal chain. This again gives the user a lot more control of the character of their sound.

With 50 custom ready presets included in the package this synth is an exciting insight into Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s studio prowess.



“Parallax is a great addition to my synth collection! Perfect if I want to make a bass that I can manipulate and re-sculpture quickly and easily.” 4 out of 5 stars
“Parallax goes straight into one of our go to synths, its a bass music monster with a whole host of DnB goodness at its core.” 5 out of 5 stars
“When you’re making a drum & bass track, or any type of bass music, and you’re stuck looking for that one sound that’s going to take it to a higher level, Parallax can’t be overlooked. It’s an awesome, flexible way to combine masterfully processed samples that sound great on their own, but layered and filtered together become extremely powerful. You’ll be making hooks and basslines faster than ever.” 4 out of 5 stars
“Parallax is an awesome tool for making huge Reeses. Comes with great samples and has a whole heap of controls that can be modulated to twist them up as much as you need. My goto for these sounds!” 5 out of 5 stars