Tracking Bass straight D/I into M-Audio Project Mix

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by FFTT, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. FFTT


    Mar 15, 2009
    I went right into the front guitar input.


    2:1 compression added in mix.

    Logic Studio 9

    Helping a friend out with a song adding bass, finger pick acoustic guitar, Ampeg Gemini I Strat.

    Students from University of Florida did the video.

    Those VST strings were rough to work around.

    For a mediocre signal chain, tones were O.K.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2014
  2. bluesdogblues


    Nov 13, 2007
  3. FFTT


    Mar 15, 2009
    It has tempo drag issues, but we rescued it as best we could.

    It would have been too tedious to re-sync the film if we messed with it any more.

    '64 Fender Jazz Bass, half round strings.

    Going D/I with only stock interface preamps, you gotta play evenly more than anything.

    Also challenging was mixing in live overdub tracks with a pre
    recorded kit and very hissy VST strings.
    Tracking in winter, temp changes caused tuning drift mayhem.

    To give the bass punch, what I did in the mix was to thin the EQ on the kick, just to get the punch against the head and then layered that just in front of the bass track.

    Here's just the Ampeg Gemini I at the end.

    Forward to 3:08

    Here's the Larrivee P-10 Layer.

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