My band is going into the studio for the first time this weekend to record a little EP/demo, and I'm trying to figure out what to expect/how to be prepared when it comes to getting "my sound" down on a recording. My normal signal chain when playing with the band is passive pbass-->compressor (really more of a limiter and clean boost the way I have it set)-->Rumble 500 Combo. I turn on the amp's "bright" voicing switch and also cut the low-mids/bass a bit and boost the high-mids/treble. For one of the songs we're recording I use the amp's onboard overdrive, but otherwise the only adjustments I tend to make from one song to the next are to my tone knob and where/how hard I hit the strings. I've been told they'll want to record the bass entirely via DI, which by practically all accounts is the default way it's done, so not surprising. But I'm concerned about my ability to reproduce the tone I get from my amp using an unfamiliar DI box. I guess I'm not clear on whether that's even what I'm supposed to be going for. Is the idea to have my output be the finished sound I want, or is it to capture the purest most complete version of the signal coming from my bass so that the full palette is there to work with and it can be shaped into whatever afterward? If it's the former, should I plan on doing my usual setup but running the XLR out from the amp into the board? Or running the signal from the effects loop into whatever DI box they use? If it's the latter then I guess I'll just plug into whatever they tell me to and worry about the final sound later. Does that sound right? If it matters, this is a punk trio we're talking about, so studio wizardry and traditionally "slick" production are not the goal. Think more Steve Albini than Nigel Godrich. But we're not exactly going for lo-fi either - I'd like it to sound clear and powerful rather than anemic and "cheap," to whatever extent we can pull that off. Any advice anyone has on how best to pull this off would be much appreciated. Also very open to just general tips in terms of how to be prepared and what to know/expect going in. Besides having fresh strings and knowing how to play the songs. I've gotten that far. Thanks!