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    Bass guitar for soft synth

    Does anybody have any suggestions for a patch or soundfont with a good electric bass sound.Something warm for instance like Tommy Shannon would sound with Stevie Ray.The bass sounds in the synths like Zyn are too electronic sounding for what I'm trying to do.Thanks.
    Craig

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    Re: Bass guitar for soft synth

    Hi CraigPid.

    This is way out my knowledge, but I couldn't resist you mentioning Double Trouble's Tommy Shannon.

    Once I recorded a very crappy, crappy bass using a direct line. The result was awful. However, an EQ plugin worked wonders and saved my day.

    Here's what I did: and invert wave picking around 500-800 hz. Much like the 3rd eq settings described here.

    Just a thought.
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    Re: Bass guitar for soft synth

    I also have a crappy,crappy bass. I think I need to do some soldering to get it to work though.
    Craig

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    Re: Bass guitar for soft synth

    Have you tried to applying a post EQ plugin, as the one I suggested, to the recorded synth bass track?

    Regards.

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    Re: Bass guitar for soft synth

    I see you want clasic electric bass guitar sound. Try these
    http://www.flamestudios.org/free/GigaSamples

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    Re: Bass guitar for soft synth

    I'll try these suggestions on the weekend.At work right now.I was trying a sounfont bass sample that I thought sounded really good(it actually did)I EQd it with my nonexistent eq skills so that it shook the room.Later I listened on a computer with crappy speakers & I coudn't even hear the bass.I've really got a lot to learn about mastering.
    I'm looking forward to hearing those flamesky gigasamples.
    Craig

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    Re: Bass guitar for soft synth

    Here's a bass soundfont I really like: Naturally Decaying Bass Guitars
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    Re: Bass guitar for soft synth

    I really like the Naturally Decaying Bass. Regarding th FlameStudio gigasamples, I tried one ,the Ibanez Bass I think, and it was a nice sound but when I press the keys at full velocity it distorts.I tried turning down the output in qsampler but it didn't help.
    Craig

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