I’d like to share my experience with people using the parallel path as a ‘low frequencies supplier’.
As we’re only 2 people in our band (drums & guitar), I try to fill the space in the low-end frequencies in order to have a powerful and rich sound in live (NB: The Kemper is plugged straight into the mixing desk).
I use the parallel path in different ways:
- EQ to isolate the bass notes of the song + SANS AMP GT2 plugged into the loop
- OCT down + SANS AMP GT2 plugged into the loop
- EQ to isolate the bass notes of the song + OCT down
In most of the cases I cut/decrease the low frequencies in the ‘main path’ by starting EQing in the slot C.
Lots of combinations are conceivable, depending on the song and which sound you’re looking for. In my case I use the parallel path as a bass booster or a transposed bass sound. If I could, I’d use the SANS AMP GT2 every time to add some character, but we can use 2 slots only… I set the pedal to have a compressed deep and crunchy sound, I noticed some differences between an old and a newer version of the stomp (focusing on some frequencies reveals the differences between the 2 models). Now I use the old one but I think it should be better with a Bass Driver, VT Bass or others. Any suggestion?
Other people in my case with good advices?
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