#1
Hi again UG

Since i dont have a bass, i just had the idea of reamping the guitar pro midi bass outputted through the headphone slot, into the input of my Toneport GX and through a bass amp on there. Will this work or sound any good? If so, any tips on making it sound decent? Cheers
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Hi again UG

Since i dont have a bass, i just had the idea of reamping the guitar pro midi bass outputted through the headphone slot, into the input of my Toneport GX and through a bass amp on there. Will this work or sound any good? If so, any tips on making it sound decent? Cheers

MIDI isn't actually an audio format... it's a series of 'words' telling computers and other MIDI-based devices how to react to different user inputs and what to do with these signals. All the bass part from Guitar Pro features is information about note pitch, velocity and duration. You need a sampler or keyboard to take this MIDI data and use it to play a synth instrument (whether in your DAW with a soft-synth, or in hardware form with a keyboard or synthesiser).

Your best bet would be to use the MIDI data to play a soft-synth bass (I'd imagine most DAW's include one, Logic and Ableton Live certainly do) and use this to get as close to a real bass as you can. Then, if you still aren't happy, you could go for as clean a bass sound as possible from the MIDI data into a soft-synth, and then take the output from the soft-synth/export to an audio track and run that through your bass rig, as long as you have the correct gear to do so.
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Last edited by DisarmGoliath at Mar 13, 2012,
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MIDI isn't actually an audio format... it's a series of 'words' telling computers and other MIDI-based devices how to react to different user inputs and what to do with these signals. All the bass part from Guitar Pro features is information about note pitch, velocity and duration. You need a sampler or keyboard to take this MIDI data and use it to play a synth instrument (whether in your DAW with a soft-synth, or in hardware form with a keyboard or synthesiser).

Your best bet would be to use the MIDI data to play a soft-synth bass (I'd imagine most DAW's include one, Logic and Ableton Live certainly do) and use this to get as close to a real bass as you can. Then, if you still aren't happy, you could go for as clean a bass sound as possible from the MIDI data into a soft-synth, and then take the output from the soft-synth/export to an audio track and run that through your bass rig, as long as you have the correct gear to do so.


Thanks for the reply! I literally meant playing the bass track in GP and then recording it going through the interface via a jack cable. I will definitely have a look into what youve suggested though as it seems a much better way to do it
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4front bass plugin. Thank me later.
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If you can run podfarm as a plugin, you could always run that after the soft-synth bass DisarmGoliath was talking about. It might help enhance the tone a bit and make it sound more natural.
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