Create a custom bass amp model
You can create your own bass amp model using the Amp and Cabinet pop-up menus, located at the bottom of the Bass Amp Designer window. After choosing an amp and cabinet, you can choose and place the microphone, use the bass amp controls, and adjust bass amp effects to further customize the sound.
Note: After you create your own custom bass amp model, you can save it as a custom patch in the Library.
Choose a bass amplifier
Choose an amplifier from the Amp pop-up menu in the black bar at the bottom of the Bass Amp Designer plug-in window. See Choose a bass amp model for brief descriptions of each amplifier.
Choose a bass cabinet
The cabinet you choose can have a big impact on the character of a bass guitar sound. Certain amplifier and cabinet pairings have been popular for decades, but you can also try new combinations to create fresh-sounding tones. Bass Amp Designer lets you choose a classic pairing or experiment with different amplifier and cabinet combinations.
Choose a cabinet from the Cabinet pop-up menu in the black bar at the bottom of the Bass Amp Designer plug-in window.
Modern Cabinet 15": Features a 15-inch speaker, closed-back design. Very deep and full tone.
Modern Cabinet 10": Features a 10-inch speaker, closed-back design. A punchy tone.
Modern Cabinet 6": Features a 6-inch speaker, closed-back design.
Classic Cabinet 8 X 10": Features eight 10-inch speakers, closed-back design.
Flip Top Cabinet 1 X 15": Features a 15-inch speaker, closed-back design.
Modern 3 Way: Features 15-inch, 10-inch, and 6-inch speakers. You can move the microphone vertically and can position it 20, 30, or 40 cm away from the cabinet.
Direct (PowerAmp Out): Provides a direct signal from the power stage of the emulated amplifier, with the cabinet and microphone removed from the signal path.
Direct (PreAmp Out): Provides a direct signal from the pre-amplifier stage of the emulated amplifier, with the cabinet, microphone, and power amp removed from the signal path.