First time playing on a hip hop track...

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by KablesP, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. KablesP


    Oct 29, 2013
    A friend of a friend asked for a bassline for a hip hop track so let me know how you think it turned out. I based my approach on the song sherane by Kendrick Lamar which has a killer bassline.

    It's pretty busy but he asked for it, but plenty tasty though.

    G&L L2000 into Motu 828 MkII with Guitar Rig 5 "precise bottom" patch tweaked a little bit. Elixir strings, all knobs on bass were cranked, passive, bass boost setting.

    There is the mixed track as well as the solo bass take.


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  2. Yeah indeed busy but it's a great line! I like the vib and mix. Keep it up!
  3. gbrooding

    gbrooding Inactive

    Dec 22, 2011
    I like it! I think it really adds to the feel of the song. Sounds very cool!
  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Nice. I don't think it's too busy in the context of the music. It is a bit up in the mix though. Could scale it back some. Boost that 808 kick a bit.
  5. KablesP


    Oct 29, 2013
    Thanks for the comments guys!

    DW, the reason the bass is so loud is because I only made it to show the guy who wanted it how it sounded in the mix. I sent him the WAV files and he is going to mix it down. I am not even sure who the beat is for the the guy mixing is a pretty well know guy who has worked with Pitbull (I's a big name though) so maybe this song could go somewhere!
  6. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Too much hip thrust
    Sounds good! I had some fun playing hip hop for about 2 years with some friends. Prog metal is my primary focus but I learned a lot about using a lighter touch via hip hop.