Recording bass question....

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by k5koy, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. k5koy


    Oct 27, 2008
    Dallas, Tx.
    I see alot of people recording audio/video clips using only an iphone. I tried this, and they are barely audible, and whats there is not a true representation of the beautiful throaty sound from my bass. How are they pulling this off?
  2. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

    Apr 26, 2006
    SF Bay Area
  3. James Collins

    James Collins Guest

    Mar 25, 2017
    I often use an apogee for recording to my computer. I don't have an iPhone, but there is an attachment for the iPhone. It lets you use any mic you like. I use it for recording acoustic guitar. I'm not sure for the phone, but the computer let's you use it as a ghost power source for the microphone if needed.
  4. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Regular iPhone mics are better than most people would expect. The clip on mics are better. In either case it sounds like you don't have your levels right. Crank it up so it has a stronger signal on recording.

    For the iPhone internal mics You need to use a music app to record. GarageBand on a iPhone is a great starting point. Watch the levels in GB.

    If you need a better mic setup like one on your bass and one on your voice then you can get an IOS compatible interface.
  5. k5koy


    Oct 27, 2008
    Dallas, Tx.
    Sounds like a viable plan. I’ll give it a try! Thanks