BASS PLAYERS - How are you recording?
Here is my biggest issue - I am finally learning how to fine tune my sound with EQ and Compression - However, after I have done this, my actual volume levels are too quiet.
I have tried using the built in simulated amps to boost my sound, but the free VST's that I use are junk.
Any experience would be helpful.
I've never used FL studio, but heres some general tips:
a good compressor should automaticly put some gain (look for make-up-gain) onto the compressed signal - compression by itself will densen the signal and lower the peaks that way, normally, it should then raise the overall level so the result is a fat signal. As I have learned just a few days ago, not all comps feature this make-up-gain...
if theres no other way to do it, try to normalize the compressed signal to lets say -2 db, then you'll be able to mix it well.
That might require some mixing down (having the computer calculate the comp plugin to the bass recording), after thats been done, look for the option to "normalize" the newly created bass track. Then mix it with the backing.
You might as well put any other VST plugin behind the compressor plugin that allows you to raise the bass level again.
Amp simulation is mostly designed for guitar sounds, might not work well on bass.
hope this helps a little... if you happen to have a friend with some costly VST-plugins at hand, try to get your hands on them, good plugins are really really the salt in the soup of computer editing.
yes, you are looking at the administrators signature.
For recording i am using my bass conected via interface (Focusrite)into my Notebook. A nice free software for recording is audacity. It gots a lot of tools for finetuning ;)
Mosttimes i also work with Guitar Rig. The Bassamp-sims are great but it is not realy cheap...
Btw - mosttimes my sound is compressed like hell :D
Edited by Basster on 11-01-2013 15:26
Tha bass has to be a lil louder...!
Sometimes I cut it up and export it as wav to import it as loop into FL studio
Once I have recorded the track I will sometimes use the ampeg vst plug which has room ambiance controls and also compression.
Should I go for something like [url=http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-System-SB1240/dp/B004275EO4]this[/url]?
Thank you :)
Edit: I missed Dick's update in the "tips" section. There he talks about an USB I/F which is apparently guitar-specific
Edited by jstef on 02-07-2014 13:40
Hey I forgot I own [url=http://www.voxamps.com/amplug]this[/url] gadget, Will give it a try :)
I use this. Shows unexpectedly good results.
Edited by Evilvince on 19-11-2014 18:20
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