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Microtubes 500 and Focusrite

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by AJBass-85, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. AJBass-85


    Jan 7, 2017
    Hi guys, I have a question about the Darkglass Microtubes 500 head. I need to record a couple of songs at home and I'm a complete newbie. I have managed to record my bass straight through my Focusrite Scarlett Solo, but I wanted to use my MT500. I have plugged it in using a canon cable, but the sound was completely distorted even with the clean channel. I am using Cubase 5.0... Do you think I need to change some of the settings? I know this probably sounds really dumb, but I would like to use the head for recording as well. Cheers!
  2. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Try it in a "re-amp" configuration.
    Record a good clean track direct.

    Set the Scarlett to play the bass track out one channel, then plug a mic into another channel to record it.
    You can play with the levels and mic placement a lot easier than trying to bass at the same time.
    You'll also have to good clean track for other comparisons or to blend in.

    Once/if you get this down you should be able to directly use the amp, but you should take the DI out from the amp and record two tracks, one clean. A good clean track is good to have on hand.
    ToddOfThunder and AJBass-85 like this.

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