Recording Bass-Do I need an A/D converter?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by James Eller, Dec 14, 2002.

  1. James Eller

    James Eller

    Dec 12, 2002
    I need to get the best possible bass sound into my protools 001 (I'm working more and more via the internet) -I'm about to buy an avalon u5 di, to feed one pt input and also output to my gallien krueger 400RB with palmer PDI-03 speaker simulator to feed another pt input and record the result at 24bit. I'm really happy with my bass tone but need to know if you guys would recommend also using an external AD converter?
    I know it can really help with more delicate/detailed material, but am I going to miss something bass-wise if I don't go that route?
    Many thanks. James.

    BTW-I just joined this place-extremely cool.
  2. wow- sorry, can't answer your query, but recognised your name and checked your profile-
    funnily enough I was playing the bassline to The the's "jealous of youth" yesterday- don't know if you played on the studio recording, but I've got an old clip from Rapido of the song being played live circa. 1991/92 that you're in.

    welcome to the board :)
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I guess you'll be fine for now without external converters.