Welcome back, this is day 7 of my little recording bootcamp, with Monuments, and today we're going to be discussing bass tone, and tracking. Which is my favorite part of the process. There's a bunch of different factors involved with bass tone that we are going to go into, for instance, little things, that make a big difference. Like, the kind of pick. We're going to be choosing between two different basses that the Monuments guys will go into. We have seven different input channels, ranging from high, to DI, to microphones, we're using outboard compressors as well. And all kinds of stuff. It's a pretty complicated set-up. And it's sounding pretty great. And remember, the name of the game is to give us options, because like we'll keep going over, bass tone is maybe the hardest part to get, and the most important part of the mix. And you want to give yourself options. Because this is what will take you the longest to master.
Eyal Levi is a critically acclaimed educator, musician and producer. After attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Eyal cut his teeth as the guitarist and primary songwriter in Daath, a progressive death metal band that released albums on Roadrunner and Century Media. In the studio, he has worked with such artists including The Black Dahlia Murder, Monuments, The Contortionist, Chelsea Grin, Carnifex, Demon Hunter, August Burns Red, Reflections, Motionless In White, and Firewind. An accomplished speaker and educator, he has logged hundreds of hours teaching the next generation the craft of music production.
I'm on lesson 19! Already worth every dollar!!! Priceless insight! I have already incorporated some of the ideas (preproduction common sense stuff that I never thought of, but damn). VERY HAPPY with this course! ALWAYS LEARNING and looking forward to the next 50 (or whatever) lessons!!! Excellent course! GREAT PRODUCER/ENGINEER, GREAT DRUM TECH, and GREAT BAND!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
I'm just part way though and I'm blown away by the quality approach Eyal takes to getting the best out of the sessions. I love how well everything is explained and Eyals calm manner is just awesome it really makes you want to listen to the gems of wisdom he offers.
Wow is all I can say. This bootcamp goes in so much depth from tuning drums, setting up guitars, to recording and mixing. I have learned so much by participating in this bootcamp. It has taught me some new recording techniques and signal routing for my mixes. I just want to thank Eyal, Monuments, and Creative Live for taking the time to do this. It has been amazing and I will keep going back to these videos.