Tag: bass

EQ and Compression: Bass Guitar

Bass guitar: tricks, tips and advice on getting the most out of equalization and compression. Home recording and DIY production is a tricky old business for the newly initiated. With each new software program, vst plugin, hardware and technique their comes a new challenge. As with the other instruments I’ve talked about on this site, […]

EQ and Compression: Kick Drum

:::EQ and Compression: Kick Drum tips, tricks and advice::: If you use VST equalizers and compressors, you’ll find they come with their own presets. Presets are great as starting points, the compressors should only need either the threshold or input changed for them to apply their magic. VST EQ presets on the other hand will […]

Native Instruments New Release: Scarbee Pre-Bass

Faithfully sampled Fender Precision Bass. The newest instrument from Native Instruments “Powered-by KONTAKT” series is SCARBEE PRE-BASS – based on the highly-regarded Scarbee Blue Bass. Created by the accomplished bassist and producer Thomas Hansen Skarbye, this instrument is a faithfully sampled Fender® Precision bass, with the extraordinary authenticity that Scarbee is known for. Scarbee and […]

Writing A Bass Line – Primer

So you’re here, looking for the answer? Same as it ever was, these are just ideas, musings if you will. All music and writing is subjective – it’s personal and down to individual taste. But as always with practice gettting what you want will get easier with time spent exercising your compositional brain. As with […]

EQ – Jargon Busting

Low Frequencies (Bass) Lowest end of the spectrum – frequency range usually between 20 and 150hz. High Pass Filter used on the low frequencies – removing all the frequency below it’s cutoff point, allowing those above it to ‘pass’ though. Low Shelf – when applied all frequencies below the cutoff are increased or decreased by […]