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Double Guitar with Faux Bass

19/10/2019

This technique dates back to when I was doing live gigs with Brian Hardgroove from Public Enemy-me on guitar, him on drums. Since there was no bass player, we needed a way to fill out the bottom end. I've come up with a bunch of ways to do that over the years, but the technique presented here is the easiest one yet to implement. We'll extract a bass line from an existing guitar track, without using MIDI or virtual instruments-here's how.

Start by copying the guitar's audio to a new track, which will become our faux bass track. Call up the Inspector, and transpose the faux bass track down by -12 semitones (Fig. 1). This technique works best with relatively articulated guitar notes, not rhythm guitar chords.

Figure 1: Start by transposing the Faux Bass track down an octave.

Now, it may seem like transposing down an octave is enough, and we can all go home now. No! The faux bass track needs three processors to sound right (Fig. 2).

Pro EQ. This takes off the high end. If you transpose the high frequencies down by 12 semitones, you end up with midrange frequencies, and that's not what we want. We want to transpose the low frequencies, to make them lower.

Saturation Knob. If you've ever played bass, and pushed the sound through a vintage 1964 Ampeg B-15 bass amp, then you know why we need a bit of saturation. The object is to give the bass some growl, not only so it stands out a bit compared to the guitar, but also so it has a somewhat aggressive edge.

People tend to limit or compress bass who am I to argue? Again, this helps differentiate the faux bass track from the guitar and provides a more solid low end.

But as they always say, the proof is in the pudding. However, since we're not providing a recipe about how to make pudding, check out the audio example instead.

The first two measures are the guitar by itself, while the second two measures have the faux bass playing along. Pretty cool, eh? Oh and if you're in a Cream tribute band, this will definitely come in handy for Sunshine of Your Love. Have a great weekend!
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