Recording out of my head?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by PollyBass, Sep 3, 2001.


  1. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Someone said i could record my bass into a mixer, just running something out of the head, and to the mixer. is this true? what would i run out of my head? theres alot of inputs there...... i noticed the "Do i need a di" post, but would i need one for a mixer?
     
  2. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    If you have an XLR out on your amp, you can use your amp instead of a DI box.
    It's possible to run your bass into a mixer without any direct box or such, but chances are that it will not sound too good and, if the bass is a passive one, you will not have satisfying amount of gain available on the mixer's preamp to get a clean signal.
     
  3. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Ok, it has a balenced out, that has the 3 prong thing that ive seen on mics, thats what your talking about right? so if i have that, i dont need a di, but it would be preferable? ok. thanks dude.
     
  4. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Correct.
    Not necessarily - if the quality of the amp's own DI is OK and doesn't play tricks on you or add a lot of noise then that's just about what you need. I bet that unless you're willing to pay $100 or more, the DI in your amp is as good as any of the boxes.
    You're welcome... dude. :)