Bass sounds with Electric Guitar
Can you use an electric guitar to get bass sounds? I'm just starting with Bias FX and using Reaper to record, I don't own a bass but want to record it - any ideas?
i use jam origin midi guitar 2 and ample bass lite for bass sounds using a guitar , you get demo versions from their respective websites
midi guitar 2 also lets you play any VST instrument like pianos , strings, synths etc with a standard guitar , no special pickups or cables needed , could be what you are looking for
cheers and all the best !!
Basses and guitars use different build techniques to achieve their tones (scale length, string gauge, pickups, etc), so there's not really an easy way to get a bass tone out of a guitar. You could try an octave down pedal, but it will cause a lot of artifacts and won't sound right. Ultimately, you'll either want to buy a bass (you can find low end stuff used for under $100 usually), or use a MIDI bass plugin like IK Multimedia MODO Bass to build your bass sounds.
… or you record the guitar tone and transpose it -12, f.e. in Cubase.
With some Compression and one of the Bass-Amps from BIAS Amp this works pretty well for musical-notes.