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Erick “Jesus” Coomes: Five Bass Lines You Should Know
Five Bass Lines You Should Know

Erick “Jesus” Coomes: Five Bass Lines You Should Know

Today, we’re launching a new series. “Five Bass Lines You Should Know” will feature bassists from all genres giving their opinion on the most essential tracks, plus one of their own. We’re kicking this off with Erick "Jesus" Coomes.

Recording Bass: Getting Separation From Guitars to Actually Hear Your Bass
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: Getting Separation From Guitars to Actually Hear Your Bass

Have you had problems being able to follow your bass lines in a finished mix? After putting all of the instruments in the mix stuff can start to get cluttered. Travis Huisman offers some advice in this new “Recording Bass” column.

Back on the Road With Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 2
On the Road with Peat Rains

Back on the Road With Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 2

Peat Rains and You Bred Raptors? are back on the road for the first time since the world shut down in 2020. To document this brave new world, he’s writing a new tour diary for No Treble. Here’s Part 2.

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Back on the Road With Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 1
On the Road with Peat Rains

Back on the Road With Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 1

Peat Rains and You Bred Raptors? are back on the road for the first time since the world shut down in 2020. To document this brave new world, he’s writing a new tour diary for No Treble.

Recording Bass: What To Expect For Your First Studio Experience
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: What To Expect For Your First Studio Experience

With everyone locked down in 2020, it seems many musicians took to writing songs as an outlet, which made 2021 a very busy year for producers and engineers. Travis Huisman shares some advice on preparing to enter the studio for the first time.

Martin Mendez: My Top Five Bass Influences
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Martin Mendez: My Top Five Bass Influences

Martin Mendez has released the second album from his White Stones project. In celebration of “Dancing Into Oblivion”, he shared this exclusive with us: his top five bass influences. Some of them may surprise you!

Recording Bass: Giving Back To Musicians This Year
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: Giving Back To Musicians This Year

Travis Huisman took a break from his “Recording Bass”, but he did so for good reason. We love using our platform for good, and so today, Travis is deviating from his normal topics to share some important work to benefit musicians.

Bass Players To Know: Esperanza Spalding
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players To Know: Esperanza Spalding

Great artists undergo evolution. They study, create, establish themselves as an artistic force, and then re-envision what their art could be. Esperanza Spalding is one of these artists.

Track by Track: Mark Egan Talks “Electric Blue”
Track by Track

Track by Track: Mark Egan Talks “Electric Blue”

Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb have been performing for nearly 50 years, and 2020 saw the latest release from the duo. We reached out to Mark to get the track-by-track background on “Electric Blue” from the man himself.

Recording Bass: I’ve Tried It All… Now What?
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: I’ve Tried It All… Now What?

If you’ve been following Travis Huisman’s “Recording Bass” column, you should have a pretty good understanding of how he approaches recording and mixing bass. But what happens when these things don’t pan out? Travis has the answers.

Bass Players To Know: Mark Schatz
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players To Know: Mark Schatz

While it’s easy to get caught up in the world of blazing technique (and more), Ryan turns her attention to a genre that typically features acoustic instruments, bluegrass. Check out her latest Bass Player To Know, Mark Schatz.

Recording Bass: Deep Bass on Modern R&B
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: Deep Bass on Modern R&B

In his past “Recording Bass” columns, Travis Huisman covered recording deep bass in pop/rock music. He’s been asked how to achieve this in R&B mixes since then. That's the focus of his latest column, with three different scenarios.