ToneSpot Bass Express
"Best bass tone spotted easily"
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.
Software product, electronic download, immediate delivery.
Product for bassists
Audified studio tools help to save time and make your workflow easier
Exact model of valve circuits
iLok not required
Compatible with MacOS and Windows & Plug-in in AAX, Audio Unit and VST format compatible with all major audio workstations

Highlights

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 sweet spot of your tone super-fast. ToneSpot Bass Express is a preset-based plug-in that improves your tone in one click.

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Best mixing tricks for bass guitar processing
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Monstrous processing power and flexibility
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Minimal controls for super-fast results
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Settings based on the analysis of thousands of world-class records
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Time-saver: No need to use many plug-ins
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Intelligent gain staging

Tone hunting

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.

Why?

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 of 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.

ToneSpot solution

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.

What matters? Music or sound?

Both.

Great musical ideas need great sound. The music industry changed over the years. The quality of sound and sound aesthetics often determine the success of the music. It’s not enough to write good music anymore. You need a breathtaking sound to get attention.

And...
If you have an inspiring sound, you write and play better music.
You have the ideas, we have the tool, so…
Let's get inspired by the sound!

Version comparison

Feature Pro Express
Usage Maximum flexibility Quick results, "set & forget"
Interface Zoom function Yes Yes
Digital input and output meters Yes No
Switchable analog meter No Yes
Price $99 $49
iLok required No No
Number of factory presets 134 134
More factory presets in updates Yes Yes
User presets Yes No
Calibration Yes Yes
AGC control Yes Yes
Fully adjustable modules: Yes No

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Technical info

System requirements of the selected product. For some effects and applications, we have versions compatible with older systems. Please visit the Downloads page and browse the available versions if your system is older than specified here.

Mac OS X 10.9 - Mac OS X 10.14
AAX 32b, AAX 64b, AU 32b, AU 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b
Windows 7 - Windows 10
AAX 32b, AAX 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

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