Posted by El Pájaro on September 22, 2000 at 11:00:53:
In Reply to: Re: Think about this... posted by gavin on September 22, 2000 at 10:33:05:
: El Pajaro- great idea, i'd love to hear the playing of some of the people i see posting here. a quick question for you about the actual process of recording my bass to my computer. i have a sound blaster live! pci card and it has an 1/8" audio in, but i have a feeling i should do more than run my bass through an 1/4 to 1/8 adapter and into the card. should i run it through a mixer first (i don't own one, but i could borrow) or is there an easier way? thanks for the help.
It can be done the way you describe it, but you'll be better off if you run the signal through some kind of device before it hits the soundcard. Here's how I did it: following the advice of the uniquely cool Scott Hubbell (who posts here regularly), I plugged my bass directly into my amp head (a Hartke 3500) and then run a cord from the head's effects send to the input of the soundcard ...voilá! Good recording level and a great sound, since it allowed me to take advantage of the tube preamp AND the compression AND the EQ (even though I don't always use the last two -better to use effects in the mix).
And this piece of advice will serve Datsgor too: aim your browsers to http://www.homerecording.com and you'll find several discussion forums dedicated to several home recording issues and products. That site is chock-full of usable tips 'n tricks. Damn! Love that domain!!
You'll also need some recording software. The options are endless, but Cakewalk's Pro Audio 9 is my all-around fave. It's a darn good encoder (converter to MP3 files) as well.
Allright fellas you liked this idea so let's get the ball rollin'! Buena suerte and keep those basses up front in the mix,
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