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Bass Recording Tips from the community

While I was preparing the recent Bass Guitar Recording article I inquired on Twitter about tips for recording bass. Look what happened

@ikmultimedia: Ampeg SVX!
@MarcusSt0ne: Making sure the player is consistent and doesn’t peak random notes.

@jacobgemmell: record a cab and DI two seperate tracks, and when it gets to editing make sure that beast is on beat.
also doubling up with a synth bass can be cool wide

@djdanlib: Yeah, use compression on finger bass, and don’t kill the high frequencies – there is important audio up there

@bobbyjonesmusic: 700HZ is magic for bass recording.

@RecordingBlogs: My very limitted experience with bass on the cheap – – although you sound a lot more professional 🙂

@pakit0_Q: Low threshold plus a 4:1 ratio plus high output equals a pretty tight bass

@MrTonyDraper: P-bass into Ampeg! Split into two amps, one clean, one distorted. U47 and U67 both really nice, not too close.

@timgosden: make sure they only play one note at a time with tight note starts AND endings. 🙂

@seankalaras: if using DI and amp, calculate and adjust for the delay between the signals. About 1ms per foot off the speaker is usually ok.

@817audio: I once used this configuration on a 10′ speaker. Provided a super punchy sound. #D2 #SM57

@lucesdaniel: you could emphasize the difference of amp versus plain DI, many people go the easy way then struggle to fit a DI in the mix.

@recordinghacks: bass guitar: steve albini uses one of these: (not sure that’s useful information though!)

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