I’m learning bass and guitar and looking to start recording some of my playing as a means to see my improvement and pick up any issues.
I recently installed Reaper and had tried using my Yamaha THR10X to record bass, but the sound isn’t great as it’s primarily a guitar amp that just happens to have a bass setting. I was also struggling to get a decent level, but got some great help in this topic:
I then realised I had an iRig HD2 that I bought for my guitar and hadn’t been using. From a basic test, it looks like I might have more options for recording bass using this, but don’t really know where to get started with plugins - amp and effects. Ideally I’d like something I could use with bass and guitar.
I had thought about getting something like Bias FX Standard (currently US$50) or Waves GTR3 (currently US$30). I like the idea of them for guitar but don’t really know if either of them are suitable for bass plugins.
I have also seen Studio Devil Bass Amp (US$69) or Bass Amp Pro (US$99). These options are obviously for bass only though.
In terms of music I’m mainly interested in playing, I’m looking for hard rock and metal tones. I also like blues or blues/rock for a more mellow time with my music.
Any thoughts on any of the products or alternative suggestions please?