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GUEST,josepp Bass guitar - upright bass effects? (30) RE: Bass guitar - upright bass effects? 03 May 12


Electric bass is easier to record for those who don't care about a good bass sound. Most producers take it in direct to the board and that's it. I don't. I do take it in direct but also mic the amp and mix both signals together for a heavy bass sound. This is routinely done with electric guitar but not bass for some reason. With double bass, you want to mic the natural acoustics which takes some preparation (and the bassist has to hold still) but I also plug it into an amp in another room and mic that amp and again mix both signals.

The difference is that I mix the amp signal on the bass guitar higher than the direct signal but mix the bass acoustic signal in higher than the amp signal for the double bass. Both result in a killer bass sound.


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