recording a bass

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by I.'.I.'.Nakoa, Sep 15, 2001.

  1. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    i have a question. I have heard that when people in studios record bass, the do it directly from the amp, and not mic any thing. why is this? why not just mic the cab? thanks,

  2. There are lots of ways, I would other threads to look for different ways and advices..
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It gives faster and cleaner results.

    - You don't need a mic and mixer, you can just plug in.

    - No noise bleeding into the recording. Most people play in the same room with the computer, so fan noise and anything else will get picked up by the mic.

    - You get the true sound of the bass, that you can shape it later on your computer, makes easy undo possible too.
  4. 'cause it sounds great.

    I have not tried mic'ing a bass but taking the DI from a good preamp (I use a Kern) sounds incredible for clean tones.
  5. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    You can do one or the other, or, if you're feeling REAL adventurous, you could record it BOTH ways, assuming you have enough tracks to do so.