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recording bass

Discussion in 'Bass' started by trojanso9, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. trojanso9

    trojanso9 Guest

    hi, i am having trouble recording bass. i plug it directly into my mbox2 bit even on low levels it is peaking. any suggestions?

    would setting the bass amp and a mic up be better?

    and plugins i should throw on it ? cause the bass just doesnt sound right at all after it is recorded.
     
  2. Nirvalica

    Nirvalica Guest

    run it through a DI box and then into the line in on the mbox
     
  3. Nirvalica

    Nirvalica Guest

    run it through a DI box and then into the line in on the mbox
     
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    That's right! And please make that an active DI. Why? A line input is typically 10,000 ohms impedance. Most pickups need to see an input impedance of at least one million ohms or your instrument will sound like crap since the pickups are being " loaded down"! Such as a musical instrument amplifier input or a direct active DI. Now if you have a pre-amplified active bass that you have to periodically change the battery internally, it has a lower output impedance and you can get away with a line input but still not recommended.

    " bit even on low levels it is peaking. any suggestions?
    ". Turn the instrument down and screw the DI?

    Use a little high pass filtering and some limiting. Yes, high pass filtering as in " low-cut". Consider getting a " Bass Pod" or a bass " SansAmp" DI. If you want to accentuate what the bass player is doing, add a small presence peak. Maybe suck a small amount of 250 hertz out? No plug-ins needed.

    How low can you go???











    This low
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  5. Screws

    Screws Active Member

    Maybe, try it.
     

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