A lot of technical skill goes into recording the electric bass guitar to produce a solid sound. A DI and amp can be used together or just choose one to find the best sound for you. A good direct box will help bring out the low fundamental. A large diaphragm dynamic mic placed off center by your amp speaker can help double amplify the sound. Using guitar distortion as well as a bass distortion will give your music a metal sound.
- Using a DI along with an amp in unison can create a large gap to pull in magical sounds
- The easiest and cleanest technique to record a harsh and exciting bass is to use a certain box to be sure the sound is heard
- A metal bass sound is very easy because it doesn’t have as many variations as other basses. It’s best to take risks with mixing sounds for this.
“For a metal bass sound, try splitting the bass signal into the normal bass amp and also into a guitar amp that’s set to distort. Make the sound a little dirtier than you feel is appropriate, as it may help it to sit better in the mix. Adjust the EQ of the guitar amp to taste and then add the DI to taste.”