Old 11-13-2020, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default That glorious modern rock/metal bass guitar tone

I've been trying a few different software sims and they're not bad, but let's say I get as good a sim as there is, what processing moves would you make to it ? I've noticed a lot of bands boost that 60hz area so that's the sub bass, but have found myself the two most significant moves in the lows was a boost at 120hz where the bass gets a harder more present bass boost, and then 250hz to get a bit of those low mids up to contrast with the guitars and give the bass some of that throaty presence (and then of course a few moves in the highs for pick attack). Then some comp and transient shaping. But I'm getting avg results, not glorious yet.

I want that beautiful tight low end that sounds so controlled and tamed yet lush. How do I achieve that ?
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put a HPF at 50Hz

boost at 125Hz and 300-400Hz
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Old 11-21-2020, 03:54 PM   #3
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put a HPF at 50Hz

boost at 125Hz and 300-400Hz
haha from "Bazzbass" himself. Yeah from my experience mixing I'm a bit wary of that 300-400hz area in particular, horrified of it before now just weary. I'll give that a try. I found even the 250hz zone mentioned in the OP still adds a bit of cardboardiness to the bass, as for most instruments, but it makes it appear in the mix so maybe just a couple db boost, not a big 4 db move there. My gtrs are usually purposely a bit hollow around 400hz (scooped) so maybe the bass filling in there...
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