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! bit.ly/l5eNIy
@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 – bit.ly/qbYfqt – 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 yfrog.com/nuwg5fj
@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: is.gd/BFYX0M (not sure that’s useful information though!)