Yeah, I wasn't sold on the snare either but we did the best we could. I'm gonna have to blend samples. I think it will be fine once it's mixed.
As far as DI bass, not much. I actually didn't really like the DI coming out of the Ampeg all that much. Plus I really want to get more of an amp thing for my record. So much of what I've been hearing lately and working on in the studio is the DI with plugin simulators for tone and I'm tired of it. Not that it doesn't work fine I'm just personally getting kinda over it and looking for something more raw and organic. That's kinda why the whole snare sample thing is bumming me out a little but there's nothing I can do now. We f**ked with that snare for an hour and that was the best we could get it.
This is the reality of recording, you have to bob and weave a bit. I heard the kick mic fell out of the kick 2 songs into Frampton Comes Alive. Just gotta make it work.
Guitars on Monday, I am so excited. I played tonight in one of my cover bands so my hands are ready.