Best way to track slap bass

Discussion in 'Bass' started by Calgary, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. Calgary

    Calgary Active Member

    Nov 25, 2005
    One problem I have is tracking slap bass, particularly bass tracks which are finger picked throughout with slap decorations. The slaps cause quick spikes. What are some recommended methods for getting a smooth yet dynamic sound out of slap bass tracks? How do guys like Marcus get such perfect balance between easy legato phrases and hard slaps without sounding squashed?

    Thanks. :cool:
  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    A limiter. Most good bass amps have one built in. Slap bass yearns for all sorts of compression.
  3. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Proper compression settings? Improved player technique?

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