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Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by benjamintowle, Apr 15, 2001.
whats the best way to recored to a 4 track i have a carvin pb 1000 if it help and its a tascam
What are you recording? Are you just asking about bass, or are you referring to recording your band?
I've tried recording my band live before, with mixed results. I just don't think the 4 tracks are enough to properly mic the drums, along with other instrumentation.
With bass, you can try direct. You may or may not need a DI. It's not always necessary. The best thing to do is experiment. Try recording direct at different levels. See if you like the sound. I found that I can record very well with my Carvin BB75 direct, but I don't like to record my Ibanez direct as much. Probably the pickups. Anyway, if you're going to mic your amp, I have had great success with the Shure SM-57 (I think is the model). I place the mic about an inch to two inches from the center of the cone of the speaker.
If you're recording a band, and not recording live. I like to record drums first, with a dummy track, on 4 - 6 tracks (depending on how your 4-track stretches for additional tracks), then I bounce those to two tracks, record guitars mic'ed, record keyboards direct, pianos mic'ed (of course), bass direct, and vocals last.
Does that help?
i want a really god but chep mic under 100 pleasae help
You can get the Shure SM-58 ($99.99) or SM-57 ($79.99). I use the 58 and our drummer uses the 57. We're both very happy with them.