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Unread 03-08-2015, 12:28 PM   #1
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Keyboard covering Piano & Bass? Tips?

Hello all!

I'm leading worship from guitar. I've done the solo acoustic thing before but it's a ton of pressure and isn't very fluid. I've had my brother help on keyboard a few times, and he helped a ton, but it was a bit thin. I'd love a bass to fill up the sound, but at this time we don't have anyone that can fill that role.

I visited another church where the leader was on guitar and the keyboardist was playing piano, but it also sounded like there was a warm pad under it, providing a bass sound that filled out the mix. It sounded much bigger than a guitar and keyboard. It was used well to build energy, create moments, and helped worship.

I was wondering if anyone had any experience playing piano with a pad under it to create the bass. I don't want a string bass sound from a keyboard's stock sounds, it'll be cheesy and subtract from worship. I was figuring the piano sound would articulate the attack and then as the piano sound dies, the pad would swell in and provide the bottom.

I know a lot keyboardists use a pad to fill in space in the piano sound, but I'm specifically looking for a bass substitute.
If so, do you have any tips or suggestions? Settings? Technique?

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Unread 03-09-2015, 02:14 PM   #2
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It can work, I prefer a bass.
But when the keyboard player uses it when there is a bass--it's muddy.

I would experiment with the sounds the keyboard has.
Each keyboard can be very different--so what might sound great on one, is awful on another.

Experiment.
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For a bass substitute why not split the keyboard and play bass on left hand and other voice on the right. That's how I do it. I'm no pro but it doesn't sound bad.
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