TOPIC: Recording bass guitar

Recording bass guitar 1 year 3 months ago #16120

New user, any recommendations for recording bass guitar (amps & cabs or presets)?
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Recording bass guitar 1 year 3 months ago #16126

Wayfarer direct, or through a bass cabinet IR can work pretty good. At the other end of the spectrum is the tseaudio.com BOD model of a Tech21 SansAmp is surprisingly good. But the best is probably Cerberus bass amp: www.kuassa.com/products/cerberus-bass-amplifikation/ .

Hopefully S-Gear 3.0 will have a bass amp.
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Recording bass guitar 1 year 3 months ago #16127

I'll check it out, thx
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Recording bass guitar 1 year 3 months ago #16130

The way most studios do it:

A decent quality DI box straight into the console (interface), compression and EQ to taste... viola... fantastic bass tone that sits great in the mix. Make sure your strings are fresh!

Personally, I hope Mike and the team focus on more guitar amp sims, effects loop, etc before spending time on a bass amp sim.
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Recording bass guitar 1 year 3 months ago #16138

jamsden wrote:

Wayfarer direct, or through a bass cabinet IR can work pretty good. At the other end of the spectrum is the tseaudio.com BOD model of a Tech21 SansAmp is surprisingly good. But the best is probably Cerberus bass amp: www.kuassa.com/products/cerberus-bass-amplifikation/ .

Hopefully S-Gear 3.0 will have a bass amp.

My personal option is Plugin Alliance's bx_bassdude, as Cerberus doesn't do very well when pushed on the dirty side (I don't personally like the character of its drive channel).

+1 in S-Gear including a bass amp
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Recording bass guitar 1 year 3 months ago #16221

Hopefully S-Gear 3 will happen :unsure:

My money is ready to hurl at Mike if and when this occurs, and frankly it is burning a hole in my pocket
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Recording bass guitar 1 year 2 months ago #16277

One of the best real world quiet recording amps I've used for bass was a fender twin. I've tried the Duke on a clean setting and it worked pretty well. The bass shift switch can add some color depending on pick up configuration. I usually compress after S-Gear pretty heavily for bass. The Wayferer on a clean setting would probably work well too, especially with the graphic engaged, I think I'll try it tomorrow to see for sure. Lots of room for tweakery with the Convolver too.
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Recording bass guitar 4 months 2 weeks ago #18362

Hi...in my experience, for recording I would tend towards one driver size/type, since you're really looking for the mid-range character that a DI is unlikely to give you. So probably anything 200+ watts with a 12 or a 15, or possibly two 10's or 12's.

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Recording bass guitar 3 months 4 weeks ago #18460

My experience - using a decent quality bass going through a decent quality interface into the DAW, and then trying it through various plugin compressors and EQs - is a reasonable sound but lack-luster. Add a bass amp sim and it comes alive. And I don't mean in your face growling distortion alive, I mean clean and smooth, full body without boom alive. I have often listened to audio product demos where there is an A/B comparison of a track with the product bypassed and then with the product engaged, and I can hardly notice any difference. The difference between my bass guitar sound with and without a sim is stark.

But then that's just my experience...
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