bass distortion on Garvey's Ghost

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bass distortion on Garvey's Ghost

Post by Seth » Sat Mar 27, 2004 4:11 pm

Hi Folks, <BR> <BR>Two of the tracks on Burning Spear's Garvey's Ghost 100th Anniversary have a mildly distorted bass: "Farther East of Jack" and "Reggaelation." It almost sounds like the bass is overdriving the mixer. So I'm curious, can anyone identify the distortion, and is there a way to reproduce it with an outboard effect? <BR> <BR>Thanks, <BR>Seth Deysher

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bass distortion on Garvey's Ghost

Post by KoCha » Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:39 pm

I think you need an old analog mixer to achieve this so beautiful sound... <BR> <BR>Perhaps an outboard effect can do, but not same... just imitation.. <BR> <BR>Jah Bless <BR>KoCha <BR>www.Almighty-Dub.com
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Post by interruptor » Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:33 pm

Hi Seth, <BR> <BR>Just listened to Farther East of Jack.. <BR> <BR>You may be right it could really be the input gain stage of the mixer &#40;in that case they must have used the channel EQ to filter away the harsh high frequencies that usually appear when overdriving a mixer input stage&#41;. Another possibility would be that they have just overdriven the tape while recording the bass line &#40;tape saturation&#41;. <BR> <BR>I recently got quite pleasing results when i slightly distorted a played bassline using a free plugin called <A HREF="http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.p ... ckfish"</A> from digital fishphones

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bass distortion on Garvey's Ghost

Post by Seth » Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:05 pm

Thank you both for responding. Interruptor, you put into words what's I like so much about that bass tone: distortion without the harshness. Do you have a soundclip of your blockfish-ed bass?

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Post by interruptor » Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:38 am

a clip of the tune will be available on this site in some weeks.. in the meantime just try out the blockfish, it's free. <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... ighter.gif">

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bass distortion on Garvey's Ghost

Post by Seth » Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:32 pm

The only audio program on my computer is Reason. Digital Performer &#40;and a new Mac to run it&#41; may be in the not too distant future. I have been eyeing a non-virtual, tube compressor for my bass rig though. . .

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