Recording Bass Guitar
Recording bass guitar is fairly easy once you get the hang of it. Especially if you do it the way many engineers do through a high quality direct input box or direct box. These can come separately or in combination with a high quality pre amp. If you can afford it a tube driven pre amp can really warm up the sound of a bass. You might want to add some compression also. About 3 to one is usually a good rule of thumb for bass. Once you jack in just set the recording level so there is no distortion and your off.
For a more professional sound it is usually better if you have a decent bass amp to mic up the amp as well as or instead of recording to direct input. Get a condenser with a good low end range like the Sennheiser 421 or AKG D112. Place the mic about 1 to 3 feet back from the grill of the amp pointed at the speaker. If you want room ambience a second mic about 7 feet away will usually add more ambience while adding to the bottom end.
Tips and Tricks - Already set up and you just need tips and tricks to make your recording sound better.
Drums - If you need help or tips on recording acoustic drums then this is the place to check out.
Electric Guitars - If you want help recording a electric guitar then check out this page.
Acoustic Guitars - If you want help recording an acoustic guitar then check out this page.
Vocals - Vocals can make or break a project. Get some nice tips for recording vocals here.
Other Instruments - Want to add that saxophone, cello, or flute to a project. Get the facts here.
Mixing - Need help mixing those tracks to get the right sound from your mix. We can help here.
Equalization or Eq - Do you have a basic overall level and the tracks panned where you want them. Then check out our tips on Equalization or Eq.
Adding Audio effects - If you have the levels where you want them and have added Eq its time to add some plug-ins or effects like reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, and other effects to help that final mix shine.
Mastering - Need help mastering your songs. Get the low down here.
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