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Bass DI Tracking - Help! Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 17th April 2018
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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 17th April 2018
Gear Maniac
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 17th April 2018
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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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