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Active pickup recording problem - any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by davefrommound, Aug 4, 2005.


  1. davefrommound

    davefrommound

    Jul 21, 2005
    I have another retarded question... I have a Samick Royale Bass and Tech21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI pedal, and we're recording direct to a 16 track Yamaha digital studio. The bass sounds great except when we're mixing it the low end is ridiculously low. On normal speakers you don't hear it, but on the mixing Alesis speakers it's just flat out booming. We're compressing it already using some Mackie software but it doesn't seem to help.

    Related problem (I think) -- I posted that I was looking for a 4x10 cab because my 2x15 was really boomy and almost mucky sounding. At any rate, I run a tribute show and provide my bass cab for the other bass players and noticed that only my bass had this issue. The other bass players had both active and passive pick up basses, so I have a feeling that it's my bass.

    Anyway, we're trying to avoid re-recording (this would mark the third time) bass, but if it's a pickup problem then it look inevitable.