Recording bass with effects

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by the low one, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. the low one

    the low one

    Feb 21, 2002
    I'm about to go into the studio and I usually record a mic and DI sound, both dry, and maybe add effects later. This time I'd like to record the effects 'live'. Do you suggest adding the efects to one signal only (DI or mic) or both? I'm leaning towards adding them to the DI signal only but wanted some more expert opinions.

    Thanks :)
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Well, I think any "experts!" would advise you to do what you said first - that is, always to record dry and add effects later. If you record effects onto a track with the bass signal, you can't then take this away later if it doesn't sound right in the whole mix. You might also record noise that you can't get rid of later. You might want a different effect when you listen to the complete mix and this might clash with what you put down..etc. etc.
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