Improves the tone no matter what amp, pedal or plug-in you are using for your bass guitar processing. Express is a little brother of the Pro version.
No more tweaking. Get inspired by the sound and explore some new colors. Across genres & styles, Immediately. Dirt cheap. Express delivers exactly the same sound quality and exactly the same amount of processing power, but with minimum controls so you can get the sweetspot of your tone super-fast. ToneSpot Bass Express is a preset-based plug-in that improves your tone in one click.
ToneSpot Bass Express Features:
- Best mixing tricks for bass guitar processing
- Monstrous processing power and flexibility
- Musically labeled controls
- Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
- Time-saver: No need to use many amp sims Intelligent gain staging
- Intelligent Gain Staging
You need that outstanding bass guitar tone you are hearing on your favorite album. So you bought an awesome instrument and a fantastic amp. Maybe you have also bought some beautiful stomp boxes, expensive rack units and phenomenal microphones. Or you rather use some amp simulation plugins. But what? Your dream-tone is not there when recorded and mixed with the rest of the band? You are endlessly tweaking and tweaking your sound, you tried everything. No success.
Bass guitar can take a lot of processing. It’s because the bass often fights against heavily distorted and harmonically rich layers of guitars or synths. So you need the tone that can cut through. The bass has to be super-consistent, and tight but it also needs to have balls in the bottom-end and pretty nasty midrange at the same time. Sometimes it needs to be almost as distorted as the synth stuff so it can’t be overlooked in the mix. But it’s not all!
Even if the bass is heavily distorted, it also has to be clear at some point so everyone knows which note is played, right And that’s why you need ToneSpot
LET’S TALK ENGINEERING FOR A WHILE, SHALL WE?
When a professional audio engineer is building that awesome tone in the studio, he is often running it through some heavy lifting. Blending several re-amping chains with massive filtering, heavy compression, equalization, saturation or even some multiband processing and maybe some other crazy stuff. And it is no secret that the top engineers often run the signal through their chains twice or three times in series until both the engineer and the artist are 100% satisfied with the result. So there is a lot of stuff to do when building a perfect bass guitar tone.
There are very few products tailored for bass instruments post-processing, but most today’s engineers use very similar workflow.
STANDARD BASS GUITAR RIGS
Mostly it’s not enough to run the bass through a real tube amp or guitar amp simulation plugin to get the standards we are hearing on today’s records. At the end of the day, we need a ton of plugins, a ton of real amps, a ton of simulation plugins that eat a significant portion of CPU power.
There is a simpler solution. Tone Spot is just one processor doing everything. One missing product you need for every amp or simulation. It is a key to success full of tricks, extensive know-how and still with a lot of freedom.