Jump to content
Why become a member? Read more... ×
Basschat podcast: Episode 3 Read more... ×


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Total Watts

88 Excellent

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. SubsonicSimpleton

    Double Bass Geeks Assemble!

    Is the bass bar still attached? The cracks in the top and the f-hole sinkage look like there might be serious work required, and the crack in the back looks like it runs under where the soundpost would be sitting - I think the important information is really what the inside of the instrument looks like, is it stable, does any repair work look well executed or is it a patchwork of bodge jobs. I would take it to a good DB luthier and get an informed opinion, there is a lot of information that can't be divined by looking at photos. As it stands, does it sound good pizz/arco?
  2. SubsonicSimpleton

    Sound Engineering in the Real World

    The in house sound engineer at the last gig I played also spent the entire time surfing pornhub on his tablet and doing nothing about the audio, so kudos you are well on the way to being true pros 👍
  3. Seriously? If you could travel back in time and apply this standard retroactively to drummers, bass players and guitarists I think you would at a stroke wipe out in almost its entirety blues, jazz, rock and roll, rock, pop and punk music from the face of the planet.
  4. SubsonicSimpleton

    “You’re not versatile!”. Joe Dart content.

    Vulfpeck's business model is based primarily on selling direct to their fans, I remember watching an interview on youtube a while back where the signature bass came up for discussion and the Vulfpeck guys were voicing their disappointment that Musicman didn't really cater to their (direct to fan)business model, so I would guess that they either contracted Musicman to make the instruments for them or negotiated with Musicman to be the exclusive sales outlet for this model. If Musicman are not selling this through their regular channels, then featuring it on their website could be viewed from a business perspective as counter productive and confusing for the end consumer (as well as wasting admin costs fielding enquiries).
  5. SubsonicSimpleton

    Ska - Advice Needed

    If you want to sound authentic it never hurts to spend a lot of time listening to authentic recordings, whatever the genre in question - the main question I would be asking in this instance is what sort of sound is he trying to create, or this or something in between from Brit two tone era Different folks have somewhat different terms of reference depending usually on how old they are...
  6. SubsonicSimpleton

    Practice schedule

    Its worth also considering that there is good evidence that 20 mins is about optimal for the purpose of mental focus, and both the DB teachers I have studied with have recomended that it is more productive to focus on a single key/scale/arpeggio per practice session (either on the basis of key of the day or key of the week) and prioritise quality over quantity.
  7. SubsonicSimpleton

    Practice schedule

    You might want to consider breaking your practice into smaller chunks to minimise potential injury issues for the time being.
  8. SubsonicSimpleton

    The Funk Theory according to Bean9seventy

    Small constructive criticism - you spent six and a half minutes to communicate about 20 seconds worth of information. Considering your skills as a musician(I have watched some of your other vids btw) I would have much preferred to have listened to you playing some funk for 6 minutes and a more to the point info summary.
  9. SubsonicSimpleton

    Natural relic bargain or damp wet dog!

    Previously owned by Aquaman and carefully stored in a pond by the looks of things.
  10. SubsonicSimpleton

    best value DAW

    Audacity is great for certain tasks (recording audio from online sources using speaker loopback, editing/processing stereo/mono audio files - e.g. splitting down a long recording of a gig/rehearsal into individual songs) but it doesn't really work nearly as well for multitracking as Reaper IME, but by all means give it a try. Reaper will run happily on low spec machines, and doesn't take up much drive space, so no real excuse not to use it on your secondary computer. I remember spending hours trying to get cubase to find my audio card back in the day when I first used it, once I'd figured out what I needed to do future installs took a couple of minutes to get up and running. Same pattern with recording my first tracks - once you understand how to create a track, assign an audio input to it and set your basic project parameters, you can set up from scratch very quickly or create template projects which will load up everything you need e.g. I have a template for jamming ideas with a drum plugin, that has everything setup and ready to go including tracks ready set up for guitar and bass with ampsim plugins preloaded and audio inputs pre routed so I can be up and running in a couple of clicks (saves setting up every last little thing every time you want to do that type of activity) - you can't really do this with a program like audacity, so the return on investment of dealing with the learning curve of reaper is absolutely worth it.
  11. SubsonicSimpleton

    What software for designing a garden recording studio?

    This series of videos is worth a look, everything built properly to regs and lots of explanation of what is going on.
  12. SubsonicSimpleton

    Can you use 2 interfaces in a DAW?

    A good analogue mixer is a joy to use, but any blending of sound sources will be irreversably baked in to your recording, on the other hand a poor quality mixer will add self noise and frustrate with low headroom and poor audio quality. In either case you need space to house the mixer and extra expense for cabling, and although analogue mixers are very cheap on the used market, they do require maintenance, so there might be unexpected additional expense. Probably the more sensible course of action is to accept that you have reached the limits of your current interface and consider making the upgrade to a unit that has the features that you need going forward - if you are happy with the driver performance of your current interface it might be worth a look at the 18i8 or investigating other interfaces with 4 preamps. The cost of an interface upgrade will probably work out cheaper all things considered.
  13. SubsonicSimpleton

    Short scale bass advice

    Given the ease with which parts can be recorded remotely with todays modern technology, and that this is a forum populated by bass players, would it be worth considering asking if anyone would be interested in collaborating with you?
  14. SubsonicSimpleton

    Lip Syncing and Computer Backing Tracks

    Are there many touring bands that don't use a click track nowadays? Is syncronising lighting and pyro cues to the click cheating? Personally I would rather hear musicians doing everything live without a safety net and embrace the imperfections, but when you consider the economics of large scale touring and the inevitability of any bad gig ending up on youtube, it is understandable that bands start to use whatever tech they have at their disposal to ensure that the show runs smoothly as it scales up and increases in complexity. Different musicians also have different personal opinions on how music should be presented to an audience - IME those that are comfortable with silence and sparser instrumentation are in a minority compared to those that feel that big wall of sound is the way forward, so it doesn't suprise me that if the the tech is available to fill out the sound with extra pre-recorded tracks then bands that don't really need to go that route are doing it anyway just because they can.
  15. SubsonicSimpleton

    Weight Of The Bass

    Do both basses have identical neck construction? Given that the neck is much less stiff than the body, it has a much bigger potential influence over the sound.