#1
Are there any good bass guitar VSTi out there for playing Drop B metal? I've tried Ample Sound stuff, but for some reason b,c,c#,d,d# don't give you that nice pop sound. Only in standard tuning. While those notes just sound like sub bass. Tried something called OMBass which is alright, but it gives pops and crackles regardless of buffer settings and stuff.
And yes, I'd love to get a bass guitar, but I don't have one and don't know the first thing about recording bass..
So any help is greatly appreciated, thanks
EDIT - And I've also tried just playing guitar and pitch shifting it. But my strings are 58s, and it just sounds weak in comparison. So prefer to avoid that road if I can
#4
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oops, you said Vsti...yes, I'm fired, sorry
Haha no worries :p This is bass amp modeling? Could be useful regardless, so thanks :]
#5
Trillian Bass gets used a lot for metal I think. There is one preset called something like hardcore fingerstyle or something like that and it just has 'that sound'. I used it for a bit but i found it way more preferable to get a cheap ass bass, put some EMG jazz pickups in there, and just plug it DI. Seems to get all the sounds that I need
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Trillian Bass gets used a lot for metal I think. There is one preset called something like hardcore fingerstyle or something like that and it just has 'that sound'. I used it for a bit but i found it way more preferable to get a cheap ass bass, put some EMG jazz pickups in there, and just plug it DI. Seems to get all the sounds that I need
Alright, I'll look into that. But for when I get a bass, just plug it directly into my interface, than go nuts with bass/amp software?
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Alright, I'll look into that. But for when I get a bass, just plug it directly into my interface, than go nuts with bass/amp software?


Yup! At this point, I keep the gear around just to ameliorate bands and producers, I rarely use anything but in the box stuff for bass recording. Traditionally, the bass playing community has been a lot less resistant to change than their guitarist friends, look at bass construction materials for instance, so they already usually have an in the box chain they like
#9
Spectrasonics Trillian is the best in my book. If you have Kontakt, however, you have many other options. Zombass, Texas Grind, Chango Twango to name a few.
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