Today, we’ll walk through five fixes for bad studio bass tone starting with a few things that can be done before you ever begin tracking.
Let’s face it – the tone you’re going to get from your pre-production recordings aren’t going to be as great as the ones in the final mix; they don’t need to be. That’s not me saying you should completely disregard your tone either though… You just need to get a solid take with a few additional processing steps to tighten everything up. Here’s what I mean.
Aren’t bass guitar amps intended for bass guitars? Well yes, but that doesn’t stop them from being an ideal solution for heavy, sludgy electric guitars that drone on in your mixes too. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using bass amps the next time you go to track guitars…
You may find that bassists tend to stick to smaller setups that provide consistency and versatility above all else. Here’s why I think that is.