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Keeping Bass Track Punchy on higher notes

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by edoetsch, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. edoetsch

    edoetsch Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Melrose MA
    I have a very simple recording studio. Fender Precision Bass into BR-8 home studio and would like suggestions about EQ for the Bass track.

    I find that when I record my bass tracks, low notes (E to B) tend to sound deep and strong, but when I play an octave up of the original bass line for some variety/fills, the bottom drops out and the bass line seems to disappear until I return to the lower notes.

    How do professionals get a good cutting sound on a B above low B on a Bass for example? Can it be done simply with EQ? Any suggestions?

    I also have a small LA 60 watt bass amp and some decent condenser mics if live recording might be a better way to go than line-in through the BR-8.

  2. Greggy

    Greggy Member

    May 8, 2002
    The Antipodes To All That is Sacred and Pure
    right hand technique is a part of the equation. Gotta experiment.
  3. Jaradc

    Jaradc Member

    May 15, 2008

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