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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-23-2011, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Bass Guitar "sim"?

Hi all,

I'm a relative noob to home recording so please forgive me if this a "rudimentary" question:

Is anyone aware of a (software based) way to "simulate" the sound of an electric bass using a regular electric guitar? I'm currently using a Line 6 HD500 directly into my DAW software and the HD500 doesn't appear to have anything I can use.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-23-2011, 02:29 PM
 
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Re: Bass Guitar "sim"?

Try recording your bassline on your guitar with your track pitch tuned an octave lower.Then,if you have one send that through a bass amp sim.
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Re: Bass Guitar "sim"?

What are you using for a DAW?

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Re: Bass Guitar "sim"?

Look at the Scarbee Basses at Native Instruments,then there's the Sr-5 Rock Bass by Prominy and,check out Orange Tree Samples' basses.
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From what I have heard, the ikmultimedia ampeg svx bass sofware is the best out there....
http://www.ikmultimedia.com/ampegsvx/features/
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From what I have heard, the ikmultimedia ampeg svx bass sofware is the best out there....
http://www.ikmultimedia.com/ampegsvx/features/
Its a bass "amp"sim(like amplitube) and, its the best Ampeg sim out there.It won't make a guitar sound like a bass though.

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From what I have heard, the ikmultimedia ampeg svx bass sofware is the best out there....
http://www.ikmultimedia.com/ampegsvx/features/
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Its a bass "amp"sim(like amplitube) and, its the best Ampeg sim out there.It won't make a guitar sound like a bass though.
Those are just Amp sims and it's basically an emulation of the real thing.

I think he was talking more in terms of bass loops and/or a bass VST.

I'm using Spectrasonics' Trillian (http://www.spectrasonics.net/products/trilian.php) and I really haven't gotten around to playing with it much because I need a midi keyboard.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Bass Guitar "sim"?

I got some "ok" results by recording my guitar in Reaper and then dropping the resulting WAV file down an octave. I didn't run the result through any effects so I don't know if it would improve the sound. Worth trying?
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The Sarbee basses and the Prominy SR 5 Rock Bass are virtual instruments(vst's) along the lines of Trillion(kind of).Sonivox has some decent basses.I don't know of any good bass loops.There use to be a Pro Sessions Bass Loops library but,I don't think they make it anymore.
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I got some "ok" results by recording my guitar in Reaper and then dropping the resulting WAV file down an octave. I didn't run the result through any effects so I don't know if it would improve the sound. Worth trying?
I've heard some people do this and saw a video on YouTube where somebody did this and after they ran it through a bass amp sim,it sound preety good.
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