Kenny Gioia returns with another installment of Tracking Rock, this time focusing on the lowest of frequencies, bass guitar. You'll see how to track bass guitar from top to bottom and everything in between.
Kenny starts with an introduction where he introduces you to the song and outlines the videos to come. Next, Kenny goes over setting up to record the bass guitar, covering both amps and direct boxes. Then, Kenny shows you how to check the phase to keep your sound waves in line without reducing your bottom end.
How to get proper recording levels are then explained, as well as how to apply compression and EQ to your bass sound. Arrangement tips are up next and Kenny discusses the pros and cons of playing with fingers and a pick. Tracking the actual bass part is then shown, and then Kenny uses some plug-ins to enhance the bass tone such as Bass Amp Room by Softube.
Applying distortion to the bass is then explored, to create more aggressive tones. Kenny wraps up the series with a great tutorial on how to mix the bass guitar in the song, utilizing a sidechain compressor, which allows the bass drum to cut through the bass guitar sound when it hits.
If you need to record bass guitar or are just getting into recording, this series will show you a proven method for tracking bass guitar and then mixing it in a song... Watch "Tracking Rock - Bass" today.
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Submitted 8 months ago
Great Pro tips!
This series gave examples of some great studio tips to recording and mixing Bass into a project! Some golden take-aways!
I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Logic Pro, Mixcraft, Reason, Studio One, Samplitude
Submitted 1 year ago
Nice that it covers one thing but in-depth.
Submitted 2 years ago
One of the best videos for many reasons!
For me not only was/is the very down to earth information but the explanation of the compressor alone was worth the purchase price. Bass is always a challenge for me & this really does help. I'm excited to put it to use. Great work!
Submitted 2 years ago
Great presentation for bass recording
This provided a thorough review of how to get a great bass track, not just the tracking but also the gain structure, EQ, compression and effects as well as production. It clarified the big picture by better defining the "pixels" within.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Musician
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