How To Mike The Bass Amplifier In Audio Recording


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Miking the bass amplifier

Today it's very common to record a bass using a combination of both an amp and a DI, which provides a great combined sound. While the bass will sound full and warm with the direct box, the amp can adjust enough edge that help the bass punch through a mix. Here is how to mic bass amp. Listen closely to the amp as the bass player plays, if there are multiple speakers find the one that sounds the best. Don't forget to protect your hearing with high quality ear plugs like Etymotic Research's ER20s. (music playing) Place a large diaphragm dynamic mic like a D112, RE20, or B52 or even a condenser mic like a 414, a little off center and a couple of inches away from the cone of the best sounding speaker in the bass cabinet.

You can even use a sub-kick mic that we used on the bass drum in an earlier movie. If you don't have a large diaphragm dynamic mic, don't worry, you can get the sound close enough with most high quality mics. Move the mic across the cone to find this spot tha...

Miking the bass amplifier
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