Recording the Electric Bass

 

Recording Electric Bass: For the Musician

  • Put on a new set of strings the night before.
  • Set the pickup adjustment screws for even output from all strings.
  • Check the harmonics, as it is vital that the instrument plays in tune. 

Recording Electric Bass: For the engineer

  • Consider  using  a  DI ( direct inject box) most basses are recorded this way.   
  • Keep instrument levels high and amp levels low.
  • Use a compressor to even out the note-to-note differences in dynamic range that are often encountered with electric bass.
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