Stab Frenzy wrote:One of the bands I mix has an all-synth lineup, whenever possible I get the guy who plays synth bass to run it through a bass amp which I mic up instead of just DIing it. Beefs up the bass, adds a bit of grit and punch and makes my foldback mix a little easier. I think it's a good thing to do, although if you're playing solo it could be overkill.
Yes, I like this idea. Adds some character and personality. Anyway, I asked because I'm thinking of just picking up a bass amp (obviously) and I want to run it through separate gear to take the load off other amps/speakers, especially when kicks are coming through the same speakers. Having a dedicated bass amp seems to make sense to me.
It's not very professional, but I like just hooking up a few keyboards to loud amps and making noise. It's a lot of fun and doesn't take a lot of time to set up.