Help Routing My Signal for Recording

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by bluehevy75, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. bluehevy75


    Dec 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    I am a bass player who is in a band that tracks live a lot in our practice space. I want the quality of the bass signals we are recording to improve.

    I am running two amps. I split the signal coming out of the bass with a Lehle p-split and run one amp clean and the other amp dirty (I have a loop with boss ls-2 , fuzz, qtron, micro pog, etc).

    In the past we have been mic'ing both amps. But I am pretty sure we will get better sounds if I can run a clean signal direct into the board.

    My clean amp is a '68 B-15. It has an "external amp" jack that I thought I could run into the board. When I tried this the amps volume decreased by 75%. This is no good for tracking live. I do not know if this is normal.

    Then I thought, "I'll get a DI box." But all of the low z jacks on the mixer are used up so I'd be going into a high z jack. But this makes me nervous as I've already split the signal once and don't know if I should be splitting the signal again.

    Agghhh! Help what should I do?
  2. What mixer are you guys using?
    Is the dirt channel, getting all of it's dirt from the amp or a the fuzz pedal?

    One thing I would do, would be send a D.I clean signal and mic the dirt amp, then on the board set a high past filter and cut everything below 200/250hz off of the dirt channel.

    You failed to mention, what's the second amp you're using?
  3. LehleSupport


    Jan 21, 2011
    splitting the signal again is no problem with another P-Split II, you can try it first to split between one amp and the mixer to get an idea of the recording quality. the output will deliver a clean bass signal while the ISO out sends a balanced signal, makes it useable as a DI.

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