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Help a guitarist tom record bass!

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by pedrozepelim, Jan 28, 2006.


  1. pedrozepelim

    pedrozepelim

    Jan 28, 2006
    I'm a guitarist who wants to record some bass tracks for my recordings.
    This is what i have:
    1. precision bass
    2. Line6 Guitarport
    3. Cakewalk Sonar
    4. Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2 and IK Amplitube
    5. Several other plugins
    6. Creative Audigy soundcard

    How should I do it? Wich effects to use? What fx chain?
    Thanks!
     
  2. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    You'll find various opinions regarding effects and bass, especially with the wide variety of players we have on these boards, but you might want to try recording the bass as is and using minimal changes. Simply using some compression and EQ will get you a solid bass sound that keeps your tracks grounded while you explore your guitar sounds with various effects. That's my two cents, however, I'm kind of a minimalist like that. :)

    Going through your Guitar Port should be fine, you can use some of the amp simulators to give the bass some overdrive-y grind if it fits the song. You've got a solid bass, probably one of the most recorded (if not THE most recorded) basses ever, so you should be able to get a great, solid tone out of the box.

    Good luck. :)