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Re: Getting a decent bass guitar sound recorded DI.

Postby jfjer379@gmail.com » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:36 pm

My current situation is DI recorded bass only, what chains do you guys use to get most realistc bass sound out of that situation ? :)


Thanks for answers in advance :)
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Re: Getting a decent bass guitar sound recorded DI.

Postby namooz » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:32 am

Don't forget that the performance is the most important thing. Feel, can out way recording quality a little or a lot, but if both are going strong and right, you can't hardly loose.
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Re: Getting a decent bass guitar sound recorded DI.

Postby beingmf3 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:20 pm

jfjer379@gmail.com wrote:My current situation is DI recorded bass only, what chains do you guys use to get most realistc bass sound out of that situation ? :)


Thanks for answers in advance :)

Set up an Aux track with one of Henry's bass amp programs. Potentially a little EQ/filter before the amp, and now the most important part: a phase rotator! Move the phase until you get the desired sound blended with the DI. Whether the DI is louder than the amp or vice versa is totally up to the artist/engineer :)
Some people prefer the low end of the DI track and the mids of the cab. I'd say it all depends on the context of the track.
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Re: Getting a decent bass guitar sound recorded DI.

Postby dpclarkson » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:17 pm

A friend of mine always records his bass through an A****n U5, followed by a dbx160a, with great results. Not even an amp needed
The basses and his performance itself are also big part of the deal.
I like to spice it up with a standard A*I pre from AlexB, no, or hardly any eq,
to a Studer (A800) program from cdsm, tape booster, vtm, and it's done.
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