I’d love to hear peoples’ general thoughts on recording and mixing a bass guitar track. I know, I know, that’s very broad, and it certainly depends on genre, etc.
But I’d be interested in building a toolbox of “how to’s” on how you approach this.
I was searching the forums on this; didn’t find a lot specifically on this. I found this post in a 20 questions for CLA thread:
Also, Jonathan posted me a link to this thread which discussed tripling the bass track and processing each track differently, then blending. Very cool. That’s the kind of stuff that stretches me. Would love other tips.
What are your thoughts on getting the bass into the DAW? Is DI adequate? Is it sufficient to just record the raw signal and add the processing with FX or amp sim plugs? Or do you double a DI with a mic’d bass amp (or Sans Amp DI) and blend the two in the DAW?
I’d also be interested in what your favorite plugs are specifically for bass?