Tag Archives: Bass

The Dandy Warhols’ Zia McCabe on learning via experimentation and building bass lines

For the past 25 years, The Dandy Warhols have forged a successful path through a shifting musical landscape with their distinctive cacophony of guitar and synth-based rock ’n’ roll. This route has included recording huge hits like 2000’s colossal Bohemian Like You, We Used To Be Friends and Not If You Were The Last Junkie … Continue reading The Dandy Warhols’ Zia McCabe on learning via experimentation and building bass lines

New Gear Alert: Akai x Ableton, Hartke LX Series Bass Amps, State Space Plugins from PreSonus & More

Akai announces Ableton integration in latest Force & MPC updates. The new Akai Force firmware 3.0.4 and MPC firmware 2.7 include the highly-anticipated Ableton Live Control. Force and MPC come pre-mapped for deep tactile control of Ableton Live clip launching, mixer panel, and of course, Ableton devices. Ableton Live Control Read more… The post New … Continue reading New Gear Alert: Akai x Ableton, Hartke LX Series Bass Amps, State Space Plugins from PreSonus & More

John Keston – ‘Rain’ Novation Bass Station II Performance

Synthesist and AudioCookbook author John Keston shared the music video for Rain, part of his Strands series of audiovisual  compositions. The music is performed on Novation Bass Station II, making use of the recently added AFX Mode. Here’s what Keston has to say about Rain: “Strands is the working title for a series of audiovisual… … Continue reading John Keston – ‘Rain’ Novation Bass Station II Performance

Best Bass Amps for 2019

Best Overall Bass Amp – Vox PB10 Bass Combo Amplifier Vox is hands down one of the best affordable amp manufacturers and designers out there, and the PB10 is a testament to what the team can achieve. With an amp that looks amazing and sounds incredible, you’ll be hard-pressed to find an amp you love … Continue reading Best Bass Amps for 2019

Figured Bass: How to Read Chord Inversion Symbols

Reading the symbols in a chord progression isn’t easy—especially if it includes Roman numerals. But knowing how to read this format is important. It’s the key to understanding the function of the chords in a song. Simple Roman numerals are easy enough, but you may have gotten stuck on an unfamiliar chord with a strange … Continue reading Figured Bass: How to Read Chord Inversion Symbols