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Xiaohe Shi: A Bass Song About Beijing
Bass Videos

Xiaohe Shi: A Bass Song About Beijing

Xiaohe Shi is a Chinese bass player living in Germany. This is his bass song about his hometown Beijing and about how a lot of its history, culture and tradition was lost in the building of the modern big city.

Contest

BOSS Announces Loop Station Contest

BOSS has launched the “Loop Station World Championship” for musicians using any RC-Series looping product to showcase their work and enter to win prizes. To enter, you need to upload a video of you using one of BOSS’s RC-series looping products to Youtube, and fill out an entry form on BOSS’s website. The title of your video must begin with...

Bass Videos

Edo Castro: “Remembering” Solo Bass Loop

The following video features Edo Castro taking the song “Remembering” by Johnse Holt, and arranging and performing it as a solo bass loop tune.

Bass Videos

Andrea De Donato: Steel Drum & Bass (Electro Harmonix + Eminence demo)

Here’s Andrea De Donato playing around with the his Eminence portable bass and the Electro Harmonix micro POG. The results are really cool.

Bass Videos

Junior “Braguinha” Ribeiro: Groove

Here’s Brazilian bass player Junior Ribeiro (also known as Braguinha) laying down a mean groove and soloing over it. The only bad thing about this video is that it’s way too short!

Gear Review: Boss RC-20XL Loop Station
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Boss RC-20XL Loop Station

Until recently, due to limited budget, I’ve been using the free software looping solution, Mobius. A couple of weeks ago I came across the Boss RC-20XL Phrase Recorder in my local music store. It is the relatively inexpensive (approx. $250) two-pedal ‘middle sibling’ of the Loop Station family; the smaller unit being the one-pedal RC-2 and the much larger unit...

Alec Harrison: Last of the Light
Bass Videos

Alec Harrison: Last of the Light

Alec Harrison is a young and talented solo bassist from England who currently lives in New Zealand, where he is writing material for his new album. He released a solo album in 2009 called Last of the Light, which features 5 original songs played on his piccolo bass. Here is the title track:

Robin Koerts: Funk Soul Scream
Bass Videos

Robin Koerts: Funk Soul Scream

Robin Koerts is perhaps most famous for his amusing parody videos of Mark King and Michael Manring, but as the following video shows he definitely knows how to play the bass himself.

Lesson: Building an Improvised Composition for Solo Bass with a Looping Device
Bass Lessons

Lesson: Building an Improvised Composition for Solo Bass with a Looping Device

One exciting way of use a looping device with your bass is to enhance a composition. A recorded phrase can become a backbone over which to improvise. For example, a phrase can take the form of a tapped rhythm (e.g. using muted strings), a short rhythmic phrase lasting only one or two bars or a longer phrase dependent on your...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Digitech JamMan Delay Looper Pedal

Digitech has introduced yet another looping pedal to their JamMan line called the JamMan Delay Looper. Utilizing an SD expansion card, the pedal is capable of storing up to 16 hours of CD-quality audio loops. It also features 16 seconds of stereo delay time, a tap tempo footswitch, and an expression pedal input for changing each of its eight delay...

Live looping: Thinking Outside the Box
Bass Lessons

Live looping: Thinking Outside the Box

I was in a music retail outlet recently where I purchased a Boss RC-20XL Loop Station. A great piece of kit, a glowing review of which I will post separately. What occurred to me, as the eager shop assistant demo’d the device, was that live looping may have become a little typecast in the minds of many musicians; i.e. a...

Bass Lessons

Creative Looping Within Your Means

If you can plug it in or mic it up, you can loop it. That is the conclusion I’m fast coming to when experimenting with live looping technology. Although another very important rule of thumb is, “Keep it simple, stupid” :) I wanted to put a few short thoughts together on having a creative mindset when using the looper, using...