When it’s time to lay down some low end, we all know how important it is to nail the bass sound that’s in our heads. Bass can be a fundamental part of a recording, and sets the sonic and rhythmic foundation of your music.
Let’s check out a few ways for recording bass guitar with Spire Studio.
This technique makes bass one of the quickest and easiest instruments to record. Unlike electric guitar, where it’s most common to mic up an amplifier or use an amp simulator, bass is often captured simply plugged directly into your recorder (or “straight into the board,” as many say). This may be because (for a clean bass sound) the sound of a bass is defined proportionally more by the instrument than by the amplifier it’s played through. Consequentially, many of the classic bass sounds we all know and love were recorded without an amp.
Here’s how to record bass guitar direct:
1. Create a new project (if you don’t already have one going)
2. Plug in your bass to Spire Studio’s ¼” input
3. Hit Soundcheck to have Spire Studio automatically set your level
4. Record your track!
Here’s a clip of a p-bass plugged straight into Spire Studio: