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Recording my Synth Bass

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by ben_the_bass, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. ben_the_bass


    Jul 12, 2005
    The last time I recorded with my band was about a month ago and one of the songs we recorded uses my Line 6's synth bass effect. Most times I can get an explosive sound out of the amp without much tweaking on my basses and my passive basses have the best consistent synth tone. However, when I went to record it, the tone was flat and dead. I'm a complete newbie to recording and I'm just now taking a commercial music production class so please keep the jargen to a minimum. :D
  2. Guest043

    Guest043 Guest

    Apr 8, 2008
    try micing the cab maybe?
  3. FF Petro

    FF Petro

    Feb 16, 2004
    Actually, micing a cab is probably the problem. If you mic a cab you want the signal to be as dry as possible; no reverbs, delays, echos.

    I am guessing that you did mic the cab. If you did, try using the DI out on the back of the amp. If you really want to use a mic you could mic the cab and record a track, then play the track back into the effect and cab and use the DI on the back to record a new track with the effect on it.

    I think it would yield almost the exact results with both techniques. However going straight from DI to recording would be much easier.

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