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Bass DI Tracking - Help! Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 2 days ago
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Bass DI Tracking - Help!

I'm about to start tracking bass for my punk band which will likely be sent off to be re-amped. I'm not entirely sure what my signal path should be for the gear I have at my disposal. Help?

Here's what I have:
Presonus 1818VSL 8 Channel USB Audio Interface
Radial Pro DI Passive Direct Box
Tech 21 Sansamp Bass Driver
Fender American P Bass

Run through a Furman power conditioner. Monitored via Audio Technica M-50's & KRK Rokits.

What's my best way to go about this?
Old 2 days ago
Gear Nut

Depends on the sound the track needs and what your tracking to. I would say Bass> Radial>split direct out to instrument input of interface and balanced out to mic input of interface. Record two separate tracks, untreated and let reamper decide which track sounds best.
Old 2 days ago
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I'd do it like this. The clean DI is for re-amping, the Sansamp is to get a semi-decent vibe when you're playing. To that end, you can always send the "thru" to a cranked amp instead.
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