Posts with tag bass-guitar

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Review: Positive Grid Bias FX 2

The latest guitar modelling suite for Mac and PC from Positive Grid - Bias FX 2 - is a powerhouse of sonic wizardry. But would it pass Matt Vanacoro's strict standards?

Review: Heavyocity Scoring Bass

When is a bass more than just a guitar? When it's a full-blown sound design and scoring instrument, as Matt Vanacoro found out with Heavyocity's Scoring Bass...

5 Quick Tips For Working With Amp Sims

Software amp simulations can be the perfect way to get exactly the tone you want, not just for guitar and bass but for any sound. Here, Joe Albano shares his pro tips for getting it just right.

Pro Tips For Recording Electric Guitar And Bass

Capturing a great take is the starting point for any well-produced track. Here, Joe Albano shares some of his studio secrets for getting the perfect guitar and bass sound at source.

Review: iBassist for iPad

iBassist is much more than a virtual bass for your iPad - it's a fully featured sequencer with advanced MIDI I/O that can make yur basslines follow your songs. Hollin Jones explains...

Exploring Avid SansAmp PSA-1 Plugin

It may be small but Avid's SansAmp PSA-1 is a powerhouse of sonic sculpting that can be used not only on guitars and basses but on any source you like. Here's how it does its magic.

Review: Positive Grid Bias Amp 2

Positive Grid has a reputation for making uniquely powerful amp simulations with more features than most. Joe Albano put Bias Amp 2 to the test.

Black Friday Early Deal: Waves Bass Slapper for only $29

It's not even Black Friday yet but it is Bass Tuesday as Waves makes Bass Slapper available for just $29. So if you give a funk about great bass sounds, check it out!

Better Bass (For Non-Bass Playing Producers)

A good bass sound is key to almost any kind of music production, but how can non-bassists ensure they're getting the best results? Joe Albano breaks down better bass for everyone.

Review: Ample Sound Acoustic Guitars & Basses

Guitars have been among the toughest instruments to recreate authentically in virtual format. But as Joshua Casper discovered, Ample Sound may just have cracked it with Guitars & Basses.

Recording Bass: A Lesson For Guitarists Part 2

In the final segment of this two-part mini series Rich Tozzoli explores how guitar players can approach recording bass parts when your bass player is AWOL or you need to get it done yourself.

Recording Bass: A Lesson for Guitarists, Part 1

In the first of this two-part mini series Rich Tozzoli explores how guitar players can approach recording bass parts when your bass player is AWOL or you need to get it done yourself.

Producer Tips: Creating Basslines for Beginners

If you're having trouble creating basslines, or want a fresh take, this tutorial explores useful concepts every producer should consider when creating a bassline, regardless of the musical style.

No Strings Attached: Bass Guitar With No Strings Creates Entire Song

No strings? No problem! Davie504, Italian-born bass player and musician shows how to create a full track using a bass with no strings.

IK Multimedia AmpliTube For iPhone/iPad Now With Ampeg & Fulltone Gear, iOS 9 Compatibility & More

IK Multimedia's AmpliTube for iOS mobile guitar and bass tone studio adds new Fulltone and Ampeg gear, an Acoustic Sim pedal, 2 intense Metal amps, 2 extremely popular stomp effects, and much more.