Live Bass processing

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Re: Live Bass processing

Post by boderekstits » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:07 pm

Scotty Danger wrote:If you get that Sansamp, run it direct to your interface and then load a cab sim on the track. That should be all you need, except maybe some cleanup EQ and/or a compressor in the mixing stage. Don't load a full amp sim, just the cabinet, the sansamp acts at the amp head.

I record my bass straight into my Apogee Duet 2, then load up Ableton's cab simulator and the Waves bass compressor (I forget the name, RenMaxx bundle though). I'm getting a neve-style preamp tonight though, hoping that really adds some flavor to the bass (Fender Mustang or Precision).
I have all my instruments running through my Mackie 1402 VLZ, then that runs into my interface (M-Audio Firewire 410).
So it go = Bass > DI Box > Mixer > interface.

Thanks for those tips, i'll try it out.

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Re: Live Bass processing

Post by boderekstits » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:28 pm

i put a snippet of the song i'm working on regarding this bass sound on my soundcloud page

here's the link: https://soundcloud.com/derekrusso/live-bass

if anyone wants to listen for a sec and give any constructive criticism regarding the bass sound I would very much appreciate it.

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Re: Live Bass processing

Post by boderekstits » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:44 am

thanks everyone for chiming in on this thread. so just to recap as i'm finally picking up a sansamp this week:

bass -> sansamp driver -> mackie -> m-audio interface -> guitar rig ->compressor (and EQ just before it if needed).

GR acts as the cab sim correct?

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Re: Live Bass processing

Post by re:dream » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:27 am

rap masta rj wrote: there's a thin line between phat and unpleasant. :lol:
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Re: Live Bass processing

Post by h3rtz » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:23 am

there's an ampeg emulating plugin by IK.

my brother whos a pro bassist is using it getting real dope bass sounds.

just for the record: i am recommending it although i hate that company

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