GarageBand has a lot of different audio interfaces and options, but the bass amps are not a very common option. Most people use their amp with their favorite instrument to get the sound they want. However, GarageBand can be used to produce any type of music.
Bass amps can be used to create bass sounds, guitar amps can be used for electric guitar and even piano can be used for all types of sounds.
The bass amps are also commonly used for dubstep and dance music. If you are interested in creating dubstep or dance music, then the bass amps will be a great option for you. And GarageBand is a wonderful way to start adding some bass amps to your music!
GarageBand Bass Amps Designer
Bass Amp Designer allows you to emulate the sound of popular bass guitar amplifiers and the speaker cabinets that go with them. Each model combines an amp and cabinet that mimic the sound of well-known bass guitar amplifiers. Amp models allow you to create your own bass amp tone by using EQ and compression settings. Cabinet models allow you to choose a virtual microphone to use with your speakers, and you can even position it so that it can be easily inserted into the cabinet.
The Bass Amp Designer plug-in has several major components:
- Amp settings: If you set this option, the amp will have a set gain when it is connected to the amp and a set output level when it is connected to the master amp.
- Model settings: You can choose an amp model that includes an amplifier, a microphone, and a speaker. You can choose an amp, a cabinet, or a microphone separately, change the ratio of amp and direct box inputs, and control the final output of an amp.
- Microphone settings: These settings control the microphone that captures the sound of an amp or a cabinet.
- Effects settings: You can control the EQ and compressor effect that your amp has. When you turn on an amp with EQ and compressor, an additional EQ is displayed above the compressor controls.
Using GarageBand Bass Amps Designer
When you first open an amp design project, you’ll be prompted to select an amp from your collection. It’s possible to select a plethora of different cabinets, amplifiers, and microphones by selecting the Amp Collection option in the Amp Designer. You can change not only the type of microphone that you want, but where it is placed in the cabinet.
The microphone options are based on the three microphone types that you can use, which are the Dynamic, the Condenser and the Ribbon. The major difference between Dynamic and Condenser microphones is that Dynamic microphones are much more common than condenser microphones, and Dynamic doesn’t need an additional power source to work like condenser microphones do.
You can make three big changes to your amp: where the microphone should go, the type of amp you want to use and what microphone type to use.