People that are going to use extra sound effects when recording a bass guitar are going to continue to do so no matter what the rest of the world might think of it.
You are seeing a lot of people sing coding, and working behind a computer when it comes to the recording studio. The recording of a bass is no different in this case. The idea of using coding or a strange sounding board may scare some traditionalists, but other bass players like Flea are likely to embrace the idea.
- Adding in sound effects to bass guitar recordings can really add to the overall sound of the final product, however, they can be a problem for the audio engineer or music producer.
- The quality of the effects can vary considerably with lots of hums and background noise, making the actual mixing session a nightmare.
- To avoid any problems, record the bass amp and signal from the instrument directly, which will give you a “clean” track.
“as cool as they can be, these effects can become a real headache for the music producer and/or the audio engineer.”