Last week I posted a video called Parallel Processing – Drums. In that video, we looked at how to use parallel processing and compression to get a huge drum sound.

In today’s video, we take a look at a cool technique for processing a bass track.

11 Responses to “Parallel Processing – Bass [Video]”

  1. Freddy Bello

    Very Nice the overal FX, I like the how the Bass Guitar stand out with this.

    I’ve question: Do you have any plan to do a Mix using Latin Percusion? Have you a demo using EZDrummer maybe?

    Thanks in Advanced and Now I’m inspiring on get into my Home Studio again… To finish what I’ve started 😉

  2. Midus

    I use parallel processing on lead vocals and it gives the overall lead more of a presence… I usually turn the dup down and blend it in so the vocal doesn’t over power the mix.

  3. KeyOfGrey

    Just got around to watching this. Around the 7 minute mark you say that adding distortion to the original track will thin out the tone. I hadn’t thought about that before, but it’s absolutely true. Paralleling the bass will definitely help out my mixes. Thanks!

  4. Victor

    Love these videos, man. Keep ’em coming.

    How about doing a series on song creation? Starting from a pretty early part of the writing process and going through laying out the whole thing? May be a bit ambitious, but would be cool to watch it all come together.

    Great track as well. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Mike

    Another good demo. You mention not using parallel processing for vocals much but I find parallel compression very handy to deal with singers that swallow words or where the vocal keeps sinking into the backing but I don’t want the vocal too far out front.

    • Joe Gilder

      Thanks Mike! I’ll have to do some experimenting with parallel compression on vocals. Seems like it might be even more effective on vocals than on drums…and vocals are kinda important. 🙂 We’ll see what happens.

      • Andy

        LOL! Great vid. I use parallel processing on vocals. Especially a little bit of distortion in parallel can smooth out shrill or extra dry sounds in a voice much like a guitar amp, but its important to maintain some of the clean voice to keep the performance clear. Also, a chorus effect or a fast delay with some modulation can do well in parallel, it keeps the singer from sounding like a robot but it makes the vocals sound bigger. The distortion can help empasize harmonics if its a good distortion model.


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