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Logic: Vintage Bass

Apple Logic Tips & Techniques
Published July 2017
By Geoff Smith

Screen 1: Logic’s Bass Amp Designer plug-in has a range of different models. Here we are using the Classic Amp model to emulate an Ampeg SVT.Screen 1: Logic’s Bass Amp Designer plug-in has a range of different models. Here we are using the Classic Amp model to emulate an Ampeg SVT.

Craft a vintage bass guitar sound using Logic Pro X’s built-in amp modelling plug-ins.

Mixing, recording and processing a bass guitar can be a real challenge. In this month’s Logic column we’ll look at how to achieve a bass sound that recalls the legendary 1969 Ampeg SVT amp and cabinet combination.

Pre-flight Checks

First of all let’s start with a quick check of the bass guitar itself. It’s vital that a bass guitar is well set up before recording begins to avoid wasting hours in post-production trying to correct problems. On a new audio track check the intonation of your bass guitar using Logic’s Tuner insert plug-in. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is to tune each open string and then...

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Published July 2017