• How to record bass guitar. We will show you our step by step process of how to record bass guitar so that you can reproduce those steps at home. Or, you can let us handle the recording for you. Recording bass starts with dialing in the tone of the amplifier in the air. This process is individual to each bass guitarist. The idea is to get the sound they enjoy while standing in front of the amp and listening.

    Once that is achieved, the second step of how to record bass guitar is getting the headphone mix right. This is an essential step because that is how a bass guitarist will monitor their playing. It is vital for that part to be done right as the recording will suffer otherwise.

    The next component of how to record bass guitar is making sure that your console monitor speakers are in your mastering stage. All of the plugins and analog gear have to be engaged. If you dial a sound in without this step, engaging it later will alter what you have decided was a good bass sound. This step is critical. Monitor with a limiter on. We send audio out to a summing box and to outboard gear. That signal chain must be active. It could be detrimental to your recording otherwise.

  • What Is The Next Step For How To Record Bass Guitar

     

    The next step is to get the sound of the bass amp out of your monitor speakers. This is the most crucial step, and we use the Dynamount X1-R to achieve it. This step is the foundation of your album sound. We use the Dynamount X1-R to accomplish this step. We sit in the mix triangle with the bass player standing right behind us. The Dynamount X1-R is a wifi motorized microphone platform. We place it in front of the bass cabinet, and it moves the microphone as the bass player is performing in real-time. Pushing the mic toward the center of the speaker will give you higher tones. Lower tones are achieved by moving the microphone to the edge of the speaker. However, it does not stop there.

    Each channel that we record has an analog equalizer and compressor. We use those on the way in to help shape the sound further. This helps in getting the music we want out of the monitor speakers even more. It also helps with the next step we will discuss. We use these steps to record every instrument. Get the sound you want the final album to sound like from the very beginning.

  • Final Touches

     

    Once these steps are taken, with every instrument, record the band. A funny thing will happen. All of those sounds that you thought were fantastic guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums sounds do not work together. That is where the Dynamount X1-R comes into play again. For the purpose of how to record bass guitar, we need to listen for how the bass guitar relates to the kick. Also, how it relates to the bottom of the guitar parts. If there is a problem with the sound, move the microphone accordingly. Too much interference with the low end of the kick? Move the mic towards the middle of the speaker. Likewise with the guitar sound. Get the band to blend with itself. Nobody will have their exact instrument sound, but the sounds will work together for the entire group. Obviously, that is the ultimate goal.

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