Recording with Apogee One?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by b_minus, Mar 13, 2014.


  1. b_minus

    b_minus

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    7
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    I recently acquired a First Generation Apogee One, and am using Garageband. I also have Audacity, but have not fooled around with it much.

    I am having a hard time getting a clean sound from my bass using the direct input. It comes out sounding like its clipping or distorted (no effects being used).

    I have tried lowering the input volume, bass volume, etc. with no real luck.

    I am new to all of this and would appreciate some help! Thanks!
     
  2. silky smoove

    silky smoove

    Joined:
    May 19, 2004
    Messages:
    4,131
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Is it the actual recorded tone that's clipping, or is it just the playback in your DAW (Garageband) that's clipping. If it's the latter, you might be running with two small of a buffer. Try increasing the buffer size (is that even possible in Garageband?).

    If it's the actual recorded tone, are you using an active bass with a possibly low/dying battery?
     
  3. b_minus

    b_minus

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    7
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    Passive Jazz Bass. I think I may have sussed it out. Sounds ok with headphones, but terrible when played through my speakers. Maybe its them?
     

Share This Page