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Well first, the amount of power inherent in the average festival rig or even an installed club system will dwarf what you can get out of any four speakers on the planet. That chest-thumping kick drum that's a mainstay of EDM is produced by moving a lot of air very quickly, creating a shockwave you can feel. That requires a lot of big cones, in turn requiring ...


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A few ideas: The most difficult but most flexible approach would be to continue playing with the synth programming until the synth sounds in tune on more notes, or program more synths to have similar sounds on different notes. Use pedal point. A bassline using pedal point constantly plays the same note, regardless of the changes in harmony. Done well, ...


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There is absolutely no rule for this, and it depends entirely on the sound you want. A thicker pick allows for more precision because it does not bend (as much) when you pick a string. This goes very far; Brian May is known for sometimes using coins as guitar pick. A bass pick is also 'wider', with a larger surface than a normal pick. This gives you more ...


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Key factors (hometheatershack.com) are your woofers' combined surface area; their displacement, achievable low Hz factors and an amplifier capable of delivering the power needs of the speaker configuration. You simply cannot expect this, to do what this does, which makes it feel like this. Behind the bar at the club, you might find racks full of ...


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Anything you use to pluck a guitar/bass string will affect the sound. A thick pick will give a thicker sound than a thin one. Fingers and finger nails will give different sounds again. Really, you need to try it. It certainly won't hurt either instrument, but personally I can't think of a reason for using a pick with bass. Slapping and popping become ...


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This is a really subjective question. If you like playing on a 5 string bass then by all means get a 5 string bass. You might even want to try a 6 string before making that decision. Use however many strings you are comfortable with. There really isn't an absolute answer. Any number of strings is good for any kind of music. In any standard configurations, ...


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I haven't done this, but there are kits from organ-building companies that enable you to install a sensor under each footpedal, all of which are connected to a MIDI interface. After a Google search, I found a link to this product at Classical MIDI Works in Canada. There are also several companies that sell complete, stand-alone MIDI bass pedal controller ...


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It really is just a big guitar. The band had some success with a YouTube video of themselves performing the song "Red Hands" in which all 5 of them played one normal-sized guitar. Later they put the same song on YouTube, this time performed on the big guitar. Video In the YouTube description, they write: We found this MASSIVE guitar at a pawn ...


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There are sooooo many different picks to choose from and every thickness and size will make a different sound. For me, I play bass and I prefer sharp guitar picks: for some reason these are the most comfortable for me and I like the sound. A bass pick will generally be louder (well, you'll notice when playing acoustically) and have more attack on your ...


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I'm not sure that it is possible to generalize that much... First of all, in rock songs, you will find a lot of bands playing with 2 guitarists and 1 bassist. So as @Wheat Williams said, the bass line is often played by the bassist in rock songs. But then, there is usually one lead guitar, who will play a melody line and one rhythm guitar, who can be seen ...


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Whatever is played by the bassist is called as a bassline. But it is not necessary that what the lead guitar plays is lead. In some Rock bands there are 2 guitarists i.e. 1 that plays lead/solo and the other that plays the rhythm/riff. The rhythm is usually one that involves chords or power chords but it may not necessarily be so i.e. the riff. The lead ...


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I remember trying that out myself. There wasn't so much difference in the sound, but it was kind of harder to play with a bass pick on a guitar. That is mainly because a bass pick is wider (since the bass strings are bigger) and the guitar strings are small. But the simplest thing you can do is to try it out. Picks are almost free, so getting a bass one ...



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