With so many different tonal options to choose from – where should a producer begin and how involved should they be in the process?
At a very basic level, just think about how the sound of a tapped guitar changes from the sound of a picked lead. Your pick attack is virtually gone as the tapping acts as more like a hammer on a piano string than a pick scraping against a guitar string. How do you account for things like this in your mix to keep your guitars sounding consistent and full?
There’s a lot of insight we can gain from bass-focused engineers and producers, as well as professional bassists, when it comes to getting an awesome bass sound both in the studio and in a live mix situation.