On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 07:03:31AM -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
I saw Soulive a few weeks ago (doing research, since I am now a left-hand-keyboard-bass-player). He was playing a Mac laptop running something called Trillian (not the IM client). It sounded like a bass. But he rolled off all the highs and high-mids, probably a habit formed early in his career when the bass samples available weren't that great, and which is kind of his signature sound.
I just did an entire live show last night, in fact, as a bass player, running a Pedulla gigastudio sample I found for free on the intertubes. I had to edit a bit (I didn't like where the velocity cutoff points were), but it worked out well. It locks up periodically on my EEE when I run Beatrix too, but I got to play a real B3 so I killed beatrix, and I had no issues running LinuxSampler along with MonoSynth, CAPS plugins, Fons's autowah, CALF tape echo, etc.
Now I am learning how to EQ a bass for a live room. I was told (halfway through the set, unfortunately) that I needed to scoop out 250-500Hz on my amp to avoid creating an awful muddy mess. It worked. Onward and upward.
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