Need some advice

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by drewphishes, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. drewphishes

    drewphishes Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2017
    Hello all,
    Recording my bass out of my di of my Eden wt550 direct into my Presonus interface using logic.
    I get a lot of what I'd call air or heavy air when I listen to the playback. It's all di so wondering what I can do to help fix this. I've eq and still getting the air
  2. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    Wellington, NZ
    Logic has a IR Loader called Space Designer. It's a reverb plugin but it has some IR cabinet model presets of either recorded impulse response files or synthesized impulse responses. It has a whole bunch of parameters to edit the samples. Could help with what you're talking about.
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  3. And I

    And I

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    Remove the amp from the chain, plug the bass right into the interface. Is it cleaner?
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  4. filmtex


    May 29, 2011
    Let’s hear a sample. I understand the concept of “air”, but it can be a vague characterization which an actual sound file might help s understand and possibly suggest a solution.
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  5. And I

    And I

    Feb 19, 2009
    Witchtown, MA
    I'm guessing this "air" is what others might describe as "hiss". It's common in amp DIs. I haven't used this Eden head before so I could be wrong.

    A low pass filter at 10k (or lower depending on if you're slapping and tapping or not) should help. If you're not slapping or tapping, go lower...
  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member


    this A/B test will help you determine the cause/source, OP. i know that a lot of cowboys want to record with all the 'guns' they can get, but if you want deliberate "quiet" and/or the cleanest signal to tape/drive possible = go direct. good luck with your recordings! :thumbsup:
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