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Recording Bass Guitar on an Audigy 2 ZS Platinium

Discussion in 'Bass' started by s0n1cm4yh3m, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. s0n1cm4yh3m

    s0n1cm4yh3m Guest

    Hello everyone, im kinda new here and i have a doubt (i dont know if this is the right place for it, but ill give it a try)
    I have a bass and an Audigy 2 ZS Platinium =), and i want to know if I can simply plug the bass directly in the front panel (LineIn2) and record or should i do something else to get better sound quality???
    i dont know what to do because i couldnt find any information about how to do that with eletric instruments on the board´s manual...
    thank you in advance =)
     
  2. s0n1cm4yh3m

    s0n1cm4yh3m Guest

    nothing? =P
     
  3. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    you can plug straight in but that soundcard really sucks for recording. you may have problems with clipping and if you do you'll want a DI(direct in) box to balance the line and make it sound normal.
     
  4. s0n1cm4yh3m

    s0n1cm4yh3m Guest

    yeah, I guess ill buy myself a direct box then =)... i´ve been needing one for some time now for other reasons... :cool:
    thnx!!! but more suggestions are still welcome =)
     
  5. thebrooksman

    thebrooksman Guest

    It depends on the sound your looking for, and how complicated you're willing to get. Sure you could plug right in, but most likely you will have issues like what was talked about above. A DI box would clean it up, but you could do even more magic running the bass through a good amp miked by something like a Shure SM7 with a mic pre, with the mic pre connected to the soundcard - that would bring it up to a line level. Again thats could be a lot more than you need, just let us know what you're looking to do! :)
     
  6. s0n1cm4yh3m

    s0n1cm4yh3m Guest

    well, ive got my amp... its not that good but it does its job =)
    I also got a mic here... but its from a karaoke or someting...
    i will try that too, thx =)
     
  7. thebrooksman

    thebrooksman Guest

    To get the sound you want, you may need to purchase a slightly better mic, like a shure SM57. Those record bass amps pretty well. You could easily use a XLR to 1/4" cable or adapter to patch the mic into your Audigy, or a mic pre first (even better) if you can get your hands on one. Hope this helps!
     

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