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Cram Session: Thrash-Metal Rhythm - Jan. '17 Ex. 3

Don’t wait ’til mixing to get a great tone. Record your sound as best as you can to make your tracks shine.

Recording bass can be a challenging task. Whether we are talking about a natural, woody upright-bass tone that balances well within a jazz quartet, or a nice, round electric tone with definition and copious amounts of low end for “modern” situations, the science behind how to achieve these sounds has eluded more than a few engineers and players. As both a player and as a recording and mixing engineer, I wanted to pass on a few tips that have served me well over the years.

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Outlaw Effects introduces their next generation of NOMAD rechargeable battery-powered pedal boards.

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Rig Rundown: Ariel Posen [2023]

The silky smooth slide man may raise a few eyebrows with his gear—a hollow, steel-bodied baritone and .017s on a Jazzmaster—but every note and tone he plays sounds just right.

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