ToneSpot Bass Pro
"Best bass tone spotted easily"
Mix your electric, acoustic of synth bass on the world-class level no matter how they were recorded.
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
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Highlights

The Swiss Army Knife of mixing for your bass tracks. Designed to fit all musical genres from vintage to modern.

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Processing power and flexibility
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Intuitive controls
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Inspired by world-class records
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Time-saver
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Intelligent gain staging

Tone hunting

As producers and mixing engineers we face daily challenges to make things sound more energetic, more full of life. For every artist, this could mean completely the opposite. Our role is to grasp an artist's vision and make it real through all kinds of sound-shaping methods. We are the Tone Hunters!

Bass

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 a very similar workflow.

Standard bass guitar rigs

Bass chains can get complicated pretty quickly. Especially in today’s musical environment when everything is supposed to sound big, full and present.

ToneSpot solution

There is a more effective solution. With the ToneSpot technology, you can minimize the number of plug-ins you use, while maintaining the highest sound quality possible.

Meet the ToneSpot Bass Pro

ToneSpot Bass Pro consists of nine powerful modules plus the input and output sections. They represent the bass mix workflow and the signal is fed through them in series from left to right. Each module can be turned ON and OFF separately.

  • Character - Determines the basic flavor of the sound.
  • SBG - Our proprietary Sub Bass Generator. You can further set the cut-off frequency and the sub bass intensity.
  • Saturation - An advanced model of a real valve saturation circuit that has a nice higher harmonics punch.
  • Shaping - Shape your tone with the 8-band musically labeled EQ.
  • Punch - Punch is quite a strong compressor with slower attack time and a medium compression ratio.
  • Surgery - An extreme surgical peak EQ with 2 identical filters and up to -50 db attenuation.
  • Smash - A peak-eating leveling compressor with faster attack time and a gentle compression ratio.
  • Effects - Octaver, Auto-Wah and a Modulation section including Chorus, Flanger and Phaser effects.
  • Finalizer - This is the mastering section of your chain. Sometimes the bass needs a final touch, some fatness or tightness.
  • AGC - An automatic gain control included in both input and output sections. It sets the signal level to the plug-in’s 0 dBVU.

     

    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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Videos

Discover the product features in Audified and 3rd party video tutorials and reviews.

ToneSpot Bass Pro
Complete tutorial
Mad Steex Production
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ToneSpot Bass Pro - Plug-in Review

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 10.15
AAX 64b, AU 64b, VST2 64b, VST3 64b
Windows 7 - Windows 10
AAX 32b, AAX 64b, VST2 32b, VST2 64b, VST3 32b, VST3 64b

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