Bass Guitars feature articles
The community's favorite hardware speaker emulators - Top hardware speaker simulators
Speaker emulators seem to be highly in demand right now, mainly as a solution to record yourself and play live, benefiting from the sound of a tube amp. There are obviously lots of software tools to do that, but hardware solutions are becoming more and more popular.
Recording bass guitar - Naming names - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 59
This week we'll discuss an issue that might seem less exciting than the rest we've seen so far but which was specially demanded by some Audiofanziners. It's basically a lean and mean list of mics and DIs recommended to record an e-bass.
The community's favorite electric bass guitars - Top e-bass models
After polling the Audiofanzine community for their favorite DAWs and electric guitars, the time has come to find which are their favorite basses. Who will share the throne with Ableton Live and the Fender Stratocaster among the big winners of this year?
Recording bass guitar - Tips and tricks - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 58
Today's topic is somewhat off-topic. In fact, while the tricks you've seen so far allow you to improve "soft" and average electric bass lines, they can certainly be used both during tracking and mixdown, with hardware or plug-ins.
Recording bass guitar - Alternatives - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 57
When you begin recording in a home studio, the first thing you realize is that your main limitation are the room acoustics. And yet, with certain instruments you can forget completely about this issue. And why do I bring this up right now? Well, because it just so happens that the bass guitar is one of such instruments. So, here's a non-exhaustive…
Recording bass guitar - With or without effects? - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 56
In this new episode dedicated to recording bass guitar, we'll deal with a somewhat thorny issue: should you record the bass with or without effects?
Recording bass guitar - Putting the perfect sound toget… - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 55
Okay, now that we've settled once and for all the question of phase correlation, the time has come to mix our bass tracks.
Recording bass guitar - A matter of phase (Part 2) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 54
I guess some of you are a bit unhappy about how I closed the last installment. And you probably won't like me any better when you realize that the first paragraph still doesn't dive into the topic I put on hold last week... But what can I say, that's just the way I am.
Recording bass guitar - A matter of phase (Part 1) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 53
Up to now, we've recorded a bass line in two different ways: directly from the instrument and via one or several mics placed in front of a bass amp. As you were able to hear, each of these methods has its own character, both from a spectral and dynamics point of view. And with that alone you ought to have plenty to do.
Recording a bass amp - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 52
In the previous article, you saw how to direct record an electric bass. Although such recordings can be pretty good, they have a major drawback: lack of body. This can be a real problem when the production you are working on requires a fat foundation. So, if you wish to perk up your groove again, you need to use a more conventional way of recordin…