Great tone that’s in the pocket — it sounds simple, but it’s easy to mistake a good bass part for a great one. We absolutely know the difference, and we’ve got the goods to add the rumble to your recording. Tasteful to aggressive, we’ve got it covered.
Electric or Upright Bass:
What you get with Sweetwater Studios Online Bass tracks:
When we record bass tracks in the Sweetwater Studios, we start by listening to the song (and the other instruments you send us), then choose the bass from our large selection of studio basses that we feel is the best fit for your music.
When you have us play an electric bass part, we’ll provide you with a DI track and the same performance recorded through one of the studio’s bass amps. You can use either track in isolation or both tracks, blended to taste.
If you want upright acoustic bass tracks for your song, two microphones will capture the instrument – one track will be recorded with a large diaphragm condenser, and the other with a ribbon microphone. As with the electric bass tracks, you can use either track – or both tracks, blended together.
FILE REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTRUMENT TRACKS:
We’ll need to have a rough mix of your song without the instrument(s) that you’d like us to record. For example, if we’re adding bass to your tracks, you’ll need to send us a rough mix without any bass, but with everything else – including vocals. If you used a click track when you recorded your song, we’ll want to know the click tempo. If you recorded a click as an audio file, send that as a second file (not as part of your rough mix).
When you print the rough mix you’re going to send to us, start it from the beginning of the session, rather than from the beginning of the song – when we send you our finished tracks, they’ll line up accurately with that rough mix. You can send us either WAV files or MP3s; either will work.
If you have ideas about what you’d like us to play, make sure we know about it. If you have specific examples, let us know – don’t be afraid to send us links of those examples along with your rough mix.
We’ll deliver your tracks – at whatever resolution you request – via Hightail; all you’ll need to do is download them and import them into your DAW.