Synthy bass effect

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by yaksonator, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. yaksonator


    Apr 16, 2011
    Carthage, MO
    Could use some feedback on my tone in this tune.

    The town I'm from and the people in general don't seem to like a lot of bass effects. So I'm needing some input from other people outside of this area. Any input?

    It is not mixed by any means, I'd like to know what you think about the tones.

    Verses are:
    Bass>oc2>tall font russian>polytope>bdpg

    Bass>Myco three

    (We mic'ed bass cab on all tracks and ran direct).
  2. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Nice track, really dig the synthy tone.

    The first break/chorus strikes me as almost TOO much of a change in feel, I was really happy when the synthy sound of the verses returned.
  3. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    I agree about the chorus change and approve the synthy bass
  4. ugly_bassplayer


    Jan 21, 2009
    BDPG is used for what if the TFR is for the dirt?
  5. yaksonator


    Apr 16, 2011
    Carthage, MO
    I used it as the beefy dirty preamp, everything is going through the bdpg. Its set at unity, with the tone knob about 10
  6. ugly_bassplayer


    Jan 21, 2009
    I've been wanting to try the BDPG. Looks cool. I want another preamp pedal than my trusty VT.
  7. I get mine out of Prunes and Custard into various filters.


    May 4, 2006
    Courtenay, BC, Canada
    The synth sound is awesome. You guys kinda remind me of The Cure a little bit. Nice work. The polytope really sounds great. Now I want one.
  9. hosebass


    May 8, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Very nice sound!
  10. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    Sounds great. Synth sound is superb. +1 on that comment about The Cure, very Robert Smithy guitar. Booo on the fade out though, however, I despise fade-outs.
  11. Skrogh


    Jan 28, 2010
    Ohh this is nice =)
    But I also prefer the synth to the rock.
  12. atheos


    Sep 28, 2008
    Tampere, Finland
    The bass tone is cool indeed. I'd boost the (low) mids a bit to make it stand out a little more.

    The snare is pretty bad, though. Nothing but a little pop, needs more sustain and rattle.
  13. That sounded wonderful. I actually really liked how you pulled back on the chorus and let the guitars dominate. Really nice playing, I also really liked the guitar playing. I think all you need to do is to get a slightly more balanced mix and you will have a very nice song. Maybe have the fadeout start a little later, there is some fun stuff going on there. Really curious about the vocals on this one.
  14. Bigwan


    Feb 22, 2002
    Ballymena (hey)
    Really like that...

    A little OT, but listened to the other tune you have up on soundcloud too. Very good. If you don't mind me asking, what fx were used on that one?
  15. yaksonator


    Apr 16, 2011
    Carthage, MO
    Thanks guys for the feedback. Means a lot, I actually wrote the bulk of that tune. On the tc ditto. Great tool.

    As far as the other one goes,

    I used a badger schism:
    Chn 1, octron>agro
    Chn 2, fuzzrocious grey stache
    Out of schism to bdpg. Clean on verses.

    I don't get to use effects that much but hopefully it's tasteful when I do. That's why I'm liking the feedback.
  16. M Sterling

    M Sterling Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Love it!!!
  17. yaksonator


    Apr 16, 2011
    Carthage, MO
  18. The transition between verse and chorus is fine as it is, the change in feel is appropriately different. Good synth sound and good tone on the chorus, too.
  19. halfjackson


    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Nice work, man. Dig that synth bass!
  20. JBNeedsBeer

    JBNeedsBeer Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    New Brunswick, NJ
    I like the tone from the TAFM much better. Maybe dial down the polytope a little more and give the myco a little more gain? Also, I love how huge the bridge section sounds