A few weeks ago I came across a video called ” DON’T LISTEN TO YOUTUBER’S when it comes to bass tone.” So naturally, that got my attention. I watched the full video and he DOES have some good points.
A lot of us take shortcuts when it comes to bass tone when recording. Track a SansAmp, copy the track, add a bunch of distortion onto it, mix it in lightly, compress it like crazy, and move on!
With so many of us using bass pedals instead of real amps, the music has kind of suffered. There’s just no life to this because we’re not capturing speakers moving air anymore. When you add in phony drums and auto tuned vocals, you can see that it’s very easy to make something very freaking boring. You guys know how I feel about drum samples and auto tune! So why take this approach to recording bass?
You’re probably wondering… shouldn’t I compare the SansAmp to a bass head? Well, I did a shootout a couple of years ago called “Heavy Bass: Amp vs Direct vs Freeware VST.” Watch that video to hear the results yourself!
How to Record Heavy Bass – Plug in into a GUITAR AMP!