Tag: bass

Sampletank 3 worth it?

I was a big fan of Sampletank and used it quite a lot – in fact I also had Miroslav and Samplemoog – if I remember rightly I got Miroslav first. I used Sampletank a lot over the years, I would expect there is at least one instrument on every track I have done since […]

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 […]

Free VST Saturation Plugin Effect

Elogoxas Free VST Plugins – BAXXPANDER – Saturation Effect ‘Vintage style saturation/bass expander unit, presented as VST effect. We think this plugin is specially good to add warmth and saturation to drums and basses, and with vocal tracks that need a little punch. It uses very little CPU, and includes 8 factory presets.’ Very strong […]

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 […]

Free VST Plugin – 4Front VSTi Bass

Free to download 4Front VSTi Bass plugin, Similar to 4Fronts Piano plugin this plugin also has no settings or presets. It’s a staright down the line bass plugin. Sounds good as well. According to 4Front this bass vst like the piano version is a mix of sample synthesized sound. The original string excitation was sampled, […]

Free VST Plugin – A-150 Amp Effect

Free Guitar VST Plugin. An updated version of the A-110 the A-150  is, ‘Intended to enrich your sounds by blending both dry and wet signals, the A-150 includes a dry channel as well as a tube-simulated channel with a compressor, 9-Band EQ & five-mode filter (three different lowpass settings, highpass and bandpass). Designed for everything […]

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 […]

TAL BassLine free vst synth instrument

TAL-BassLine is a free VST analog bass synthesizer. TAL-BassLine is a virtual analog bass synthesizer especially made for bass, acid sounds and effects. It’s based on a robust core and has the usual controls of analogue hardware synthesizers. A unique -18dB low pass filter with a lot of asymmetric and random components introduce a warm […]

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 […]