This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Keeping the bass at a consistent volume on all notes

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by AllanD, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. JasinElric

    JasinElric Straf Drah Studio

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    312
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I would be a far less mentally stable person without Bass Rider. I first read about it in the systematic mixing guide, best investment I've made in a while. Worth every cent!
     
  2. Mashreef

    Mashreef New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    Messages:
    805
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Chittagong,Bangladesh
    same here man :kickass:
     
  3. crillemannen

    crillemannen Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Messages:
    3,320
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Well i feel the same, never liked to split the bass track to 15different tracks haha, i go for one track and try to make that one sound as good as i can. But this idea is to limit one track to hell is just to tame the dynamics then the other track just gets some bassrider treatment and a couple of db's of GR and then those 2 basstrack glues very well in the mix and you don't get that 5db different between different notes playing.

    Works very well in my opinion.
     
  4. nezvers

    nezvers Beast

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,399
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Latvia, Riga
    For me it just got few more cents. Out of curiosity tried it on snare and kick... actually works pretty good!!!
     
  5. bryan_kilco

    bryan_kilco Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2007
    Messages:
    4,623
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Poconos, PA
    Care to elaborate on this?

    I personally always have trouble once I add the "grit" track to bass. I can get a pretty decent (IMO) clean DI tone, but the grit track always seems to either be too noticeable in the mix or not noticeable at all. I can't seem to "glue" them together, even after bussing down and comp/limiting that.
     
  6. nezvers

    nezvers Beast

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,399
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Latvia, Riga
    Reaper have alternative to Pro tools clip gaining that is called Take volume envelope (select clip> right click>take>take volume envelope), but remembered that Reaper has same option as pro tools and I suppose Cubase - just hover cursor over top of clip and drag just like you would want to make clip picture smaller.
    When I want dublicate with grit - I hipass grit coppy and blend it in and for EXTRA grit I would make 3rd track with hipass and with lowpass before guitar hi-gain amp, so it all focus on those cutting hi-end clank. And again HP + LP to get rid of unnecessary Hz and than blend that signal in (really low volume).
     
  7. bryan_kilco

    bryan_kilco Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2007
    Messages:
    4,623
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Poconos, PA
    Awesome, I thought I remembered something like that in Reaper that I stumbled upon by accident. I'll have to check that out. This would seriously help me out on certain vocal punch-ins a LOT!!

    Thanks!
     
  8. nezvers

    nezvers Beast

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,399
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Latvia, Riga
    You are welcome!
     
  9. JasinElric

    JasinElric Straf Drah Studio

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    312
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I don't know why it never dawned on me to try that. Thanks for the idea dude!
     
  10. nezvers

    nezvers Beast

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,399
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Latvia, Riga
    I just remembered that right settings allowed to equalize each strummed note (without making note flat block - compressor like), so just thought to try that for kick that got really broad hit variety and it worked (same for snare).
     
  11. mstone564

    mstone564 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    756
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    It's the option in the envelope window that says "Volume (Pre-FX)" and you're basically changing the volume before it hits any processing (the fader is not affected at all, that's post FX).

    It'd be the same thing as putting something like FreeG before any plugins and automating or doing whatever with that.

    EDIT: Beaten to it... Woops lol
     
  12. nezvers

    nezvers Beast

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,399
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Latvia, Riga

Share This Page