#1
So my bassist prefers to DI his bass tracks on recordings, which is perfectly fine by me.

In our next recording sessions he will be using a Boss ME50B for effects and whatnot.

What would be the best way of recording this??

My guess would be:

Bass > ME50 > DI box > mixer

Would this work fine???
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#3
I don't think so. Can't seeing him being interested in that lot.

Think he's mainly/only gonna be using abit of drive/fuzz/distortion, maybe some wah and definitely bass synth haha
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#4
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I don't think so. Can't seeing him being interested in that lot.

Think he's mainly/only gonna be using abit of drive/fuzz/distortion, maybe some wah and definitely bass synth haha


The deffo ME before DI.
#5
That's alright then.

I know what I'm doing with everything else, just this ONE LITTLE THING has been bugging me haha
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#6
I'd record it dry try effects not on the pedal. Then loop it back through effects back into box if I don't like any effects on computer.

If you are 100% sure you want the effects on pedal then pedal before box
#7
Yeah he's sure he wants the effects from the pedal
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#8
Quote by FireHawk
I'd record it dry try effects not on the pedal. Then loop it back through effects back into box if I don't like any effects on computer.

If you are 100% sure you want the effects on pedal then pedal before box

I agree, as an engineer I'd do everything I could to avoid that Boss multi-fx's pisstortion distortion reaching the recording stage of my set-up Then agin, I'd also record the cab as well, probably with a D112 or an MD421 on it, and the DI before the amp.

If it's his sound though (and he actually has a good ear for tone, rare amongst performing musicians ) then I guess it's up to him!
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#9
Correct me if I'm wrong on this but wouldn't something like a multi effects unit act similar to a DI? I'm always a fan of "If I don't need it in my signal chain, don't use it"
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#10
Quote by lockwolf
Correct me if I'm wrong on this but wouldn't something like a multi effects unit act similar to a DI? I'm always a fan of "If I don't need it in my signal chain, don't use it"


He is using at a pre-amp/FX Host before the DI-Box so he can add effects before recording.

If he just plans on distorting though I would record dry and run a wave-shaper (there is plenty of quality free wave-shapers out there) on the bass. DI Bass + Wave-Shaper = love for me.

With that said I mainly record industrial music anymore and the bass is always distorted and I may use more than the normal person may like

EDIT:Of course if its in a real studio they prob have better ways of distorting than a wave-shaper.
Last edited by FireHawk at Apr 4, 2011,
#11
^ on industrial tracks i like using the worst distortion plugin i can find (usually the stock sony acid distortion plugin) it makes it that much nastier.
#12
Quote by lockwolf
Correct me if I'm wrong on this but wouldn't something like a multi effects unit act similar to a DI? I'm always a fan of "If I don't need it in my signal chain, don't use it"


As far as I know, most effect units do lower the output impedance just like a DI unit. But DI's also deal with hum problems, so that might be a factor.