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First Time Out! Tips??

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by rockstarbassist, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Banned

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    I'm recording a demo for the first time that I'll have any say-so.

    I plan on using my Spector Legend 5 through my Radial active DI on one channel and then on the other go through my FX board into my Demeter pre, into the 2nd channel.

    Ideas? Thoughts? EQ suggestions? I want a pretty thumpy, fat sound as it's just 3-piece but I need definition as I do lots of fills and slides, etc..

  2. Sent a signal to the board via a direct box and at the same time send a second signal to the board using an amp that is mic'd.

    You will get a FAT sound. That is a fairly standard way of recording bass for a big sound and more control in the mix.

    Have everyone tune up using the SAME tuner.
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Always roll tape.

    Once, I was asked to play some pretty quick unison lines(I shedded the part for 2-3 days...it was still 50/50 whether I could nail it).
    Anyway, the night of the overdub, I ask for a run through...as in, 'Don't roll the tape'.
    Needless to say, I nail it & it's not recorded. After takes 5-6, I give up & TMK, the tune was scrapped.