How do I clean up my Direct Out?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by chaosMK, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    I recently acquired an old Mesa/Boogie Bass 400 and will be doing some professional quality recording in the near future. This amp is notorious for having a dirty direct out.

    Any suggestions on how/what to use to clean it up?
  2. WayneP


    Oct 11, 2004
    Katy, Texas
    [font=comic sans ms,verdana,arial]A “dirty” signal (a.k.a “noisy”) is the result of poor circuitry. There isn’t anything you can do about it.

    Besides, in a studio you want to go direct to the console anyway. There’s not a good reason to insert another electronics section in between. Typically they will want to add any EQ or other processing after the fact since that gives the most flexibility. There’s no changing a signal that’s been processed going in.

    Wayne A. Pflughaupt