In the near past, I started documenting the progress of AP's new modern rock project "Come Back" began with explaining how the idea for the song arose and how we started the songwriting and recording process by tracking the drums, guitars and keys. After the editing of the guitar recording was done, a demo mix was sent to Torsten Kolb, who I got to know as the bassist of the alternative rock band Blizzard back in 2014/2015. It only took a couple of days after I received a bass concept for the song that just needed a few small adjustments later during the final recording in late January to be exactly what I was initially looking for.
The bass recording was even more straightforward technically than the guitar recording weeks before. But that does not mean anything bad! Torsten brought a fantastically-sounding as well as beautifully-looking 5-string Dingwall NG-2 Combustion 5 in Ferrari Green (FG) to the studio that was plugged through a DI box directly into the Universal Audio Apollo interface. We did not plan to use any effect pedals for the bass recording. We chose UAD's emulation of the rock history's legendary Ampeg SVT-VR bass amplifier to fatten up the bass sound and to get a specific analogue response and feeling. We tuned the bass, hit record - that's it!
|Interface/Preamp||Universal Audio Apollo Twin|
|Bass||Dingwall NG-2 Combustion 5 FG|
|Guitar Amp Simulator||Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier (UAD)|
|DI Box (Passive)||Palmer PAN 01|
|Instrument Cables||Sommer Cable Tricone MK II|
What Is Next?
The next step will be the final editings of the instrumental if anything is remaining until now. Afterwards, a rough mix of the song will be prepared to have a presentable product to be able to pitch the song to potential vocalists with the apparent aim to get them involved ;) Stay tuned for further information!