Those beautiful funky bass lines are often lost behind that incessant banging from drummer, screaming guitar solos and the front man's narcissistic wailing.
Here are some ideas to get down to the real groove.
Use EQ to suppress high frequencies and enhance low frequencies, and PAN capabilities to focus on an instrument that is on one side of the stage, although bass is generally mixed in the center.
Pitch it Up
“The highlight of Anytune is "Isolate Bass (+24 Pitch)". This preset, when used with the pitch variation, reveals bass guitar parts like a miracle. As a music teacher, this preset has allowed me to transcribe bass guitar tracks with my students that I have never been able to properly hear before, particularly classic rock from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Two that come to mind are "White Room" from Cream and "Somebody To Love" from Jefferson Airplane. There are many others. Without your technology, and this particular preset, I could not have unlocked these amazing bass guitar performances. Thank you very much,
See our Bassline Isolation Tutorial to see how you can pitch up and EQ to isolate the bassline.
ReFrame allows you to "crop" sound. You can include or exclude the frequencies inside or outside the window. The vertical range represents the frequencies and the horizontal range represents the position on-stage. ReFrame includes a Solo Bass preset to start focussing on the bass line.