#1
Hey, i don't have a bass but i really want to add some to my recordings. Is there a way of maybe recording the guitar and octaving it down and then maybe some eq to make it sound feasable?

by the way i make electronic/ambient/progressive music so getting an accurate bass guitar sound is not necessary as i pretty much eq the pants off anything i record anyway

thanks guys!
#3
or you could use a octave effect as a plug in.

or you could consider using midi to write out the bass line.

Though the best choice would be just going out and spending 100 bucks on a squire bass and calling it good.

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#5
don't rince this idea but u could just simply downtune your guitar down a octane.

i know i'll be very louse but it could sound O.K
#6
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don't rince this idea but u could just simply downtune your guitar down a octane.

i know i'll be very louse but it could sound O.K


Ehm. You probably won't hear ANYTHING since the string tension would be like.. none.

TS: just buy a cheap bass. It'll sound better than any of the alternatives.
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#8
Agree with most here. An inexpensive bass with a free plugin will sound way better than any midi track.
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If you're EQ'd loose, you'll sound loose anyway.
#9
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down tune an octave? are you kidding me?
Thats going to be crap if anything.

ive done it. its not that bad. its a little hard to tune though. i play with heavy strings though so that helps.

but the best bet would be a cheap bass or a pedal that can drop you down an octave like the whammy pedal. but the best sounding would be a real bass.
#10
Get a second hand bass, dammit!

If money is a problem, ask around your bass-playing mates - someone'll probably have an old, unused one from when they first started which you could borrow. Or try charity shops, or ask for one on Freecycle, or something...