Re: Recording with Fingers-- Thank You

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Posted by pkeeg on August 09, 2000 at 23:42:24:

In Reply to: Recording with Fingers posted by pkeeg on August 08, 2000 at 23:57:39:

: I was doing some recording the other day when the Engineer told me I didn't sound good with fingers & to use a pick. I know ther's a difference in sound so I did & he said it sounded tighter. My problem is I've always played with fingers (about 6 years) and it's only in the last two months I've been forcing myself to use a pick (because of the sound) so I just don't feel as confident as I play with fingers.
: Has anyone got any suggestions (ie technique,or EQ settings) I can try for a more cutting sound with fingers. Thank You.

Thank You to everyone for your excellent comments, everything was relavent. So you can see why I'll expand on the circumstances.To me it's a strange situation.
I'm the new bass player with the band doing the recording.I thimk it was actually my audition. We had never played togher. I worked the material out from the demo CD they sent me & also what I was shown on the spot. The Bass & Drumson the CD were programmed so thats their reference sound. I must have passed the audition because they've asked me to come back. I've had another week to practice so at least this time I can put some feeling into it and not be freaking out about what note to play next. So as you can see it really was a situation of doing what I was asked. Hell! wait till they hear my live sound it's excellent.I learnt a few years back at my first recording session, which was live to DAT, that an amature practices until they get it right, where as a professional practices until they carn't get it wrong. It's so weird to be doing everything in reverse-record-practice-gig. This situation is another example of the beauty or ugliness of digital recording, where an unpracticed bass line can be recorded (by someone who needs to practice his lines) with no feeling or soul, then be manipulated and presented as finished product.
Thanks again to everyone. Regards Phill.

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