It’s All About that Bass… No Really
A firm foundation is essential to a good mix. We love crafting the mix on our Genelec monitors; through our Oram desk; from a couple of compressors; fed from the best source possible. Here we look at some of the physical sources of ‘bottom end’ here at Crown Lane:
With 325watts of bass power, the ABM 300 EVO features a front-panel mounted balanced DI out with pre or post EQ switching, a sub-bass output, a tuner output, an FX loop and a line input for the connection of an external sampler or sound source. Also footswitchable is the mighty Ashdown sub-harmonic generator which precisely tracks the main signal and reproduces it an octave lower. A sub-harmonic level control enables the player to add just the right amount of low-end reinforcement – everything from a subtle, thickening of the sound to unbridled, bone crushing tone.
Hartke VX2515 Bass Combo Amplifier
The VX2515 features a single 15 in. Speaker matched with a horn-loaded titanium high frequency driver. The 2500 amp section supplies the combo with 250-Watts of headroom, more than enough to cover a variety of playing situations. The 2500 with variable compression, tube and solid-state pre-amps, and 10-band graphic EQ give you all the tone control you could ever need.
A firm foundation is essential to a good mix
The dbx is a very clean DI box – Great for sending your instrument straight to the desk with no tone shaping.
Our favourite preamp for recording bass. It has fantastic tone shaping and in addition to Drive, Presence, and active Bass and Treble controls, the SansAmp RBI has a dedicated Mid control and an XLR Output Level control for optimum performance with our Protools system. We have recorded many different bands of all styles through this with fantastic results.