I’ve had this tune on my radar since I first heard it in 2015 and I’ve finally got it polished enough to record and upload. I really dug Zedd’s first studio album, Clarity, and I’m still thinking of a bass cover to do off that album, but this tune got it’s hooks in me from the get go. Had to transcribe it, figure out how to play it, and here it is 🙂
A little info about the process, the song is more or less centered around the C# Mixolydian b13 scale so that helped a lot in figuring out the general shape and, most importantly, the whole back-end of the tune. The slap stuff is more or less standard fare but getting all the accents right and locking in properly with the tune took some work.
For recording, the NS Design Radius 5-string gives a lot of presence so it’s been my go to bass for a long time now. I used the Super Symmetry Bass Compressor from Darkglass Electronics before going into the Apogee Duet and recording in Logic. For VST, I added basic EQ, some more compression, and a SVT amp modeler. Cleaned the audio up a bit with some volume automation and done 🙂
For the video, I use a Sony Action Cam to capture the footage and edit everything in Adobe Premiere.
This tune has been a milestone for me in terms of developing my technique and precision so it’s a great feeling having gotten it this far. I hope I get a chance to perform this live at some point in the near future.
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