There don't seem many videos on this subject, so I thought I'd make one. In other videos, some of the differences between microphones, and even microphones of radically different prices, was actually quite subtle. To be honest, I usually have a goto mic for recording double basses - an AKG 414, so in this video I deliberately looked for alternatives. Before the audio, I've discussed some of the features of double basses that can help or hinder you once you know them.
I actually got a surprise with the mics I chose. The list was:
Recently we've had lots of topics on choosing mics, and the usual X is good and Y is bad result soon pop up.
Today I needed to record a double bass for a track in the works, but as I had some spare time I thought I'd go through the mic stock and try mics I'd not usually pick, just to see what happened.
In a month begins a recording of romantic and contemporary works for piano and double bass. I meditate to acquire a microphone to record the double bass with guarantees in the register especially and low. I have several AKG 414 but the tests I have performed do not satisfy me.
I have never tracked an upright bass before.
What are the best type of mics to use on it, and what would the placement/set up be? It has a pick up as well so I can also get a DI/Amp signal to mix in with the mic'd track/s
Thanks in advance for the input.
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Thinking of solo classical string bass- I’ve had this come up twice this year. What do you all do for accent micing? Any success stories for Mains positions?
My best success has been with a stereo 414s in fig 8, aimed at the lower portion of the front panel, with the null on the bridge- from about 2ft out. https://soundcloud…
I'm planning on working with a group soon that has a double bass player, so I'm looking for suggestions on a good mic setup for recording a double bass. However, I have very limited equipment at the moment.
**By the way, I don't have many microphones because most of my equipment is more focused around electronic-sounding modern heavy rock. At the time, it seemed more effective to have guitars and tube amps and midi controllers and such... I'm just getting a little tired of that style, and I'm trying to do some classier music.
Hi there! What a great forum!
I'm a total beginner when it comes to recording so I need some advise. I'm looking on making a video DVD recording of myself playing for an upcoming audition. I'm a classical double bassist (bowed) so I need a microphone that would work well for a low pitched bowed bass instrument, I'm also not looking to break the bank.
Hello everyone, I want some advices recording bowed double bass. I am a professional solo doublebassist and an amateur recorder and I want to record some solo double bass with my music. Right now I don't have too much money to invest in a decent microphone like Neumannn but Im looking for a 300 dlls mic which can help me have a decent recording sound of my instrument.
I don't play pizzicato often, I mostly play with my bow, here's a link of my playing: [youtube:efd1cfc203]http://www.youtube…]
Hello, I'm Jack and studying a music tech degree in London. I'm currently working on my recording portfolio and am planning to record a jazz trio of double bass, guitar and drums. However, I dont have any previous experience of recording double bass.
I'm doing a live recording at some place for a band with double bass, I'm pretty sure its got a pickup but just wondering if i should mic maybe the fretboard or something as ive never miced a double bass.
any1 got good mic techniques for a double bass?
thanking in advance (IF U REPLY)