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I thought there was already a thread for recording Bass Guitar.

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by ffaudio, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. sparkyness

    sparkyness Explore The Space

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    dUG's rig's changed again according to the King's X recording thread over on GS. Behringer stuff in there now (ahhhhh!). He's still splitting a combination of DI/Bass Amp/Guitar Amp though.

    Michael Wagener goes into some detail documenting the recording process so it's worth a look. I can't access GS from this office, but it should be easy enough to find.
     
  2. BrandonS

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    I want to get that awesome prog rock bass clarity... like bands like Kaipa have.... awesome stuff.
     
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    Anyone know the chain on Blinded Colony's song "Swallow and Sleep"? Or who did the mix/engineer/production? That bass tone absolutely slays.
     
  4. Razorjack

    Razorjack Bass Behemoth

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    He was running a ProCo RAT pedal at Bloodstock, the VBA was set almost completely flat. The distorted tone mixed with the DI from his Iceman gives him an amazing solid grind.
     
  5. Seizure.

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    fender precision > Golmer the blues distortion > Sunn Model T + matching 4x12 cab.

    Thats what he said when i asked him and its also what he used live.
    Golmer is also a tubescreamer kind of pedal.. only 40 were made or something.

    Yes yes yes and yes,

    I reamp bass all the time through my sansamp!
    I also like to be able to put a overdrive infront of it while reamping bass and just kicking it in at parts that can need it (in Tool/APC kinda stuff specially)
     
  6. BrandonS

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    I've heard some direct-input bass recordings that were better than big-budget stuff.
     
  7. ffaudio

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    The new Coheed and Cambria has an insane bass tone.
     
  8. beyond dead

    beyond dead heavy metal dad \m/

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    cephalic carnage: anomalies
    byzantine: and they shall....
    blood red throne: come death:headbang:
    and the ultimate bass tone: geezer butler!!!!!!:worship: anyone know his recording setup?
     
  9. Racerdeth

    Racerdeth Member

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    I've managed to bodge a reasonably pleasing noise using of all things NI Guitar Rig 2 using a crossover with the lows into the SVT model and the highs into a distorted JCM800 model with highs and lows filtered out.
     
  10. BrandonS

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    What the hell do you do with 5 bass tracks and why would you NEED to record that many? Do you put them all center or span them over everything?
     
  11. JBroll

    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    What the hell do we do with five bass tracks? Whatever the fuck we want. You can never have too many tracks - worst case scenario, there's a mute button. Usually bass stays in the center.

    Jeff
     
  12. musickey

    musickey djenital moosic

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    Cephalic Carnage bass tone! love it, If we ask nice Dave might chime in.
     
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    +1

    I had 5 bass tracks for our CD only because at the time I didn't know what tone would work best. We recorded the bass at our rehearsal space with no monitors, only headphones. Since I didn't think I would be able to adequately tell what I liked, I used a variety of methods (POD, DI, Sansamp and 2 mikes). I ended up only using the DI, Sansamp and Bass POD tracks...Each one playing up what part of the spectrum sounded best, grouped them together, added a touch of Quadra-Fuzz, comp and EQ.

    I do believe that in some cases, too much is exactly that. But, for me, I liked having the options come mix time.
     
  14. musickey

    musickey djenital moosic

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    I just did something very similar, I re-amped the DI signal through a Ampeg SVT 3 rig, had a sm57 on a 10” and a sm7b on a 15” which turned out great but I also used the DI signal and re-amped it through a Sansamp DI and I then duplicated that track and inserted a gain plug on it just to add some dirt. So all in all I am using 5 tracks but the bulk of the sound is the straight DI and the SVT 3. maybe overkill but it sounds good.
     
  15. abyssofdreams

    abyssofdreams knows what you think.

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    *bump*
     
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    municipal waste - hazardous mutation bass sound :kickass::kickass::kickass:
     
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    Which mics do you guys prefer for recording bass? I've always recorded bass direct in, but I want to start experimenting with recording the rig as well.
     
  18. musickey

    musickey djenital moosic

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    I just used a SM57 on the 4x10 cab and a SM7 on the 15" cab and it turned out pretty killer.
     
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    botus99 Microphone Assassin

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    I was using a Beta 52 on a 15" cab yesterday, mixed that in with the DI, and it turned out phenomenal!
     
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    i like the senn. 421 a lot on bass myself...sometimes a D6 also
     

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