Real bass or Vst Bass?


#1

Hey everyone
What’s people’s preferred method of recording bass guitar, a real bass, or plug in? if plug in, which one and why?
:+1:t2:


#2

I would recommend you Prominy SR5 for rock. For motivational upbeat songs, as I know many authors use Trillian :slight_smile:


#3

Why no both? :smiley: For plugins Native Instruments bass series and Reason built in works for me. Trillian is amazing but the price is amazing too :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

Both. Native Instruments has a great selection of different bass libraries in Komplete, but occasionally I like to record it live. Adds a certain warmth that I can’t seem to get with VSTis :slight_smile:


#5

@FruityAudio @MeGustaMusic I’ve never heard of Trillian?!


#6

@AurusAudio I suppose you can’t beat the real thing, but wandered what most authors use when it comes to plugins :+1:t2:


#7

I use Trilian and real bass.

To be honest, I use Trilian when I’m a bit lazy for corporate style tracks but real bass always sounds better for organic music. You need these random little variations for a 100% pleasant sound in organic music, but it takes longer to record with more time editing…

Naturally, for synthetic/electronic music almost any synth and/or Trilian will be a perfect match.


#8

Trilian (only one L) by Spectrasonics, same company (and interface basically) that makes the famous Omnisphere.


#9

Real bass is the best option … but if you wanna buy a library check out rickenbacker


#10

Mostly real one… and when not, Trilian


#11

Depends on the song. Since I’m a bass player by heart I’ll stick to my trusted jazz bass as much as I can. I’m simply getting the performance I’m looking faster that way. Much more freedom. DI and/or mic’ed cabinet.

However, if the song calls for something else like a synth bass, an upright, or just a different sound I have no problem going for a VST. I only have whatever comes with Native Instruments Komplete but I am thinking about getting the stuff from Ample Sound. Their guitars are amazing and I’m sure the basses are too. Very deep sampling and lots of articulations.


#12

It’s all about live bass for me so it’s all my Yamaha RBX or 60s Burns through guitar rig. It really gives a piece that organic feel to have a real bass on it.


#13

Working with vst really faster, but live instrument some times is better in some songs.


#14

@AurusAudio @LuckyBlackCat @MusicDog @TenRoomsAudio @FruityAudio thanks guys, appreciate your replies! :+1:t2:


#15

Hey Stardustmusic, I have NI Kompleye 10 ultimate, and Sylenth, but still can’t find a decent bass sound, might have to invest in Trillion!


#16

For electric bass I use the Scarbee P-bass in Komplete 97% of the time.


#17

Really?? Please bass is not working for you?? It’s really nice man


#18

@Hyperprod Hey dude, I’ve used the Scarbee “amped” bass a few times, but I still feel there is something missing, compared to other songs!


#19

What is missing? Anything in the sound or articulations? I’m sure there are many bass vi’s that are as good or better than the Scarbee P-bass (i also use the amped versins most of the time), but I think this is a versatile bass that fits most of my needs.:slight_smile:


#20

I use real bass. And of course some amp simulator (Amplitube 4, Pod Farm 2.5)