[LAU] bass amp simulator
ken at restivo.org
Sun Aug 30 21:09:35 EDT 2009
On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 07:44:10PM -0500, Brent Busby wrote:
> Has anyone found any plugins (preferably Linux-native, not wineasio or
> vst) that do a decent job with bass amp simulation? I've achieved a
> pretty good mic'ed cabinet sound with a real mic'ed cabinet, but I'm
> afraid the problem in my apartment at night is the mic'ed cabinet.
> Even something that does a good enough job for scratchpad takes would be
> nice. I currently have a Whirlwind Director direct box, and I've not
> been impressed with it much. Maybe there are better direct boxes?
> On the other hand...I seem to be one of the few people I know who has
> not yet tried a Line6 Bass Pod. Are they really any good for amp
> simulation? I am after fairly natural bass tones by the way, nothing
> that puts your bass through distortion or makes it sound like a
The Fender Bassman was a bass amp, in the 1950's, and is simulated in CAPS, IIRC.
Other than that, most bass players I know like to go direct, possibly through a limiter, and that's it. Depends on the sound you're going for.
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