In August last year, I found a posting by bassdude on PlanetZ of a song called 'NOK Hold Me'. I agreed with his comment to the effect that it was good to hear a genuine band recorded on Scope, and that Scope was sometimes underrated as an alternative to Protools etc. Now, bassdude has come up with a couple of recordings that even more illustrate these points.
Dante: So with a name like 'bassdude' obviously you play bass instruments?
Bassdude: I have played five string fretless bass in various bands. I have played at Parliament House for ASIA/Pacific forum and a support gig for Rhonda Burchmore at 2000 Australia day. I've worked for Live Sound production company and I am good friends and have supported and worked on a few projects for Mike Stavrou (AT Mag) including the 20th Anniversary of the SBS youth orchestra live recording.
Dante: So how did these tracks originate?
I dug up a couple of tracks and made a few quick edits.
The first track was all recorded by me with an old Fostex 18 bit desk into Scope
using stock effects. It was when I was first getting to grips with
Scope. The only extra bit was two buses that were sent thru a
Sebatron VMP 4000 valve preamp
Dante: Yes I'd like
to try it one day. And the second track?
Dante: Great sounding tracks.
Bassdude: I appreciate your enthusiasm for Scope. It is definitely some of the finest sounding equipment I have used. Even Stav recognizes the quality after doing his 'zipper' test. He uses Nuendo and has some gripes. If Scope ever had decent automation and interface with his Smart Consoles he invented, Stav would be very interested I am sure!