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How get your bass to sound like a fucking sledgehammer?

Discussion in 'Production' started by Tom MAF, May 28, 2011.

  1. steveW88

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    I know this isn't the sturgis way, but Mel Gibson will help you in your quest. Splitting your bass track into two and adding lots of grit on the highs will make sure it stands out in the mix and has that nice "metallic" sound. Hope it helps bud!
     
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  2. Tom MAF

    Tom MAF New Metal Member

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    Heya thanks steve, I've already seen that, but all I do that I get this annoying fiss that clouds the whole bloody mix, like this stuppid haze lol, I end up resorting to cuting out everything that is about 400hz lol
     
  3. jimwilbourne

    jimwilbourne I try.

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    Fizz? Do you have distortion on the bass?
    What kinda chain are you using?
     
  4. Charlez

    Charlez Carlos Rosa

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    please stop saying lol...


    EDIT: ...and well, I use Pod farm's Rock classic amp. Make sure you have new strings on your bass,
    turn the high mids on the amp up! and you got your metallic sound. Limit that, and use a multi band comp
    to control the lows
     
  5. JeffEstrada

    JeffEstrada Ascend Recordings

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    Didn't realize how many lol's he used until you mentioned it
     
  6. Seth Munson

    Seth Munson How do Amber Lamps?

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    this, I have not had something other than Nigel/preflex on my bass in over 2 years now and I dont plan on changing.

    Just look on Ebay for a UAD 1 card, I got mine for less than $150 USD
    plus I use the card for far more than just bass.
    I use the fuck out of the Pultec eq on there and the 1176 and LA2A are amazing to have and they all act differently than the Wave's versions, its nice to have a little variety.
     
  7. soundscope

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    sans amp + light comp + -2.0db~ notch around 300-400hz + hard limit = bigbassballz! toneeee
    or/
    try a sidechain comp with guitars/kick whatever you feel drives the bassssssssss in the mix

    usually gets me feelin good
     
  8. Tom MAF

    Tom MAF New Metal Member

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    Fuck your right. Silly me, please don't think worse of me :S, but I've got a much better bass tone/mix, I'll upload it when I go home... lol :fu:
     
  9. ForTheSaviour

    ForTheSaviour New Metal Member

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    I also have problems with my bass guitar sound....
    Pod Farm Platinum 2 is great but I use Ampes SVX for bass...
    I don't know.
    Used some eq on it but it always sounds like shit.
    Here's a little snippet:

    http://soundcloud.com/hero-empire/test-1

    Cheers from Germany =)
     
  10. AllanD

    AllanD boom tap boom-boom tap

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    Jesus your mix is smashed to hell and back. Lay off the Ozone.
     
  11. Tom MAF

    Tom MAF New Metal Member

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    Nah, man, loudness maximisers to 20 that or over 9000!!!! :p
     
  12. setyouranchor

    setyouranchor Celestial Recordings

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    Holy fucking kick drum! As stated earlier, lay off the ozone!
     
  13. DullElysium

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    I just wanted to say that my sennheiser in ears go down to 20hz. Or that's what they say. And I have no complaints so far.

    Have you tried the TSE B.O.D.? That one sounds good to me.
     
  14. Tom MAF

    Tom MAF New Metal Member

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    Ah, awesome I'll give it a go :p
     
  15. Tom MAF

    Tom MAF New Metal Member

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    Sorry where do you put dll files on a mac with cubase?
     
  16. Tom MAF

    Tom MAF New Metal Member

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    Are are they windows only?
     
  17. ForTheSaviour

    ForTheSaviour New Metal Member

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    I don't use ozone...
    but I know what you mean.
    Without maximizing that hard I don't get my sound that heavy...
    I guess I have to quiet the kick down a bit.
     
  18. Tom MAF

    Tom MAF New Metal Member

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    Yeh man the kicks so loud it makes the guitars sound really quiet, but it's pretty damn cool anyway (Y)
     
  19. ForTheSaviour

    ForTheSaviour New Metal Member

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    Ok, thx man! =)

    I'll work on it and upload a new version soon!

    Cheers
     
  20. RedDog

    RedDog Humanoid typhoon

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    As anyone will tell you, it's all in the source. Then comes the tracking. New strings are a must. Track a DI, track the line out and pre-amp outs, mic the bass cabinet with your D6 or Beta 52 and have at it.

    If you can't make a snarling mad bass tone out of those, then there's just something wrong with you.
     

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