Saturday, September 20, 2014
THE BEST FREE VST BASS AMPS (a guide with free Vst plugins inside)
Hello and welcome to this week's article!
A bass can be recorded going straight from a D.I. box to the audio interface, going through a preamp (or an overdrive stompbox like the Sansamp) and then into the interface, microphoning the cab or using a combination of these three methods, but today recording engineers usually tend to avoid miking a cabinet due to the difficulty of getting a really good tone taming the low frequency resonances, and because virtual amplifiers have gotten to a point that they sound realistic enough to take the place of a real bass amp, most of the times.
In the market today there aren't for bass as many virtual amplifiers as for guitar, but still we have managed to try some of them and to decide which one to suggest you.
Let us know what do you think and contact us if you have some other simulator to suggest!
Best Free Vst Virtual Bass Amps:
Ignite Amps - SHB 1 - An excellent Vst that simulates a tube bass amplifier
Fretted Synth 3rd Bass - A bass amp simulator with multi effects
Ronald Passion Bass Preamp - a very good and realistic tube bass amp simulator
Studio Devil Bvc - A Tube amp simulator that can be used for both guitar and bass
Amplitube Free - The free version of Ik Multimedia Amplitube also features a good bass simulator
Tse Bod - it's a simulation of the Sansamp Bass Driver DI, often used instead of an amplifier
Best Free Paid Virtual Bass Amps:
Ik Multimedia Ampeg Svx - A very complete and professional suite for bass amp simulation
Studio Devil Virtual Bass Amp Pro - Another very interesting virtual amplifier with a rich interface
Overloud Mark Studio II - A beautiful and complete bass suite, the bass version of Overloud Th2.
Once we have found a tone that suits to our needs, we can mix it using our Bass Mixing Tutorial!
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