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recording bass to electronic music

Discussion in 'Bass' started by otillio, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. otillio

    otillio Guest

    Hi guys,

    last few months I started to recording bass lines to different kind of music styles. with recording to rock, jazz, funk there is no problem at all, depends on your effects, but when I started to fill up house or down temps, where the bass line takes more then 4 seconds, the bass line start to change the tone after a 2 - 3 seconds. have you got any idea what should be the problem??? the apmflier? the bass guitar?? cheers[/b]
  2. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Do you mean that your bass tone is changing as you play? and you hear the tone change within a 4 second period? I could understand if you started with brand new strings and were playing for like 5 hours straight in a hot sweaty humid smokey night club. Sure, the sound of the bass would be different from what it was when you started...but over a 4 second period?

    How drastically does it change? Can you supply any audio examples?
  3. otillio

    otillio Guest

    so I didn´t think that the bass strings start to change the tone after 4 seconds playing, but..... if I play a long note, a long sound, forexample a long C, the first 2-3 seconds are absoluthly C, but on 4 second it starts to play something between C-Cis, after 5 second its jump on Cis at all, and its in normal home recording. I have only bass ampflier and no effect for recording, do you mean it could be the problem?? cheers
  4. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Change those strings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    You're talking about the note changing..not the tone, right? You play one note and let it sustain and the pitch of the note is changing?
  6. otillio

    otillio Guest

    yes, exactly. and dear Mad Tiger 3000, I try the buy a different strings, use ´em for a week two, and they did it from the beginning, its disaster, do you thing its may be the cheap guitar? or the ampflier??
  7. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Could be the guitar.

    If so, it would be the most horrible bass I ever played (26 years experience).

    It is generally a string's metal "fatiguing," and making it "false." It won't hold pitch.

    If your BASS can't hold pitch, that would horrendous.
  8. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    What media are you using to record to? Analog tape? Digital? What?
    Do you just hear it on the playback, or live as well?
  9. otillio

    otillio Guest

    hi guys

    so dear madtiger, a thing you´re right, cos as I´ve written, the problem is the same after the changing of the strings, and before as well, so ^#$% that bass guitar, gonna break it, have to buy an other one...
    and moonbaby, the problem is the same when I playing live or when I recorded it to the pc, using ableton 5Live, what I thing is a quite good soft for recording,.. cheers guys

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