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by sam pling
Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : BASS
Topic: Sansamp Bassdriver vs Compressor
Replies: 14
Views: 21016

Franz - you're really stretching me with my theory! (it'll do me good I know) A good compressor shouldn't colour the sound at all, all it will do is adjust the relative volumes of different parts of the signal - an example of this is that you may have notice that when your bass player moves up and d...
by sam pling
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : BASS
Topic: Sansamp Bassdriver vs Compressor
Replies: 14
Views: 21016

Ta for that info - It looks to me that the zoom r16 has pretty much all the connections you need to make decent recordings, but it doesn't have insert points, so you can't connect outboard compressors at the right level (unless, as I mentioned before, the unit hass instrument level ins). Therefore, ...
by sam pling
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : BASS
Topic: Sansamp Bassdriver vs Compressor
Replies: 14
Views: 21016

The compressors I recommended have an aux (instrument) in, and is what I personally use, not particularly for the compression as such, but because it has a nice fuzzy "warm" tone similar to the old rootsy reggae tracks, and is very easy to use. I tend to dial in a small amount of compression (maybe ...
by sam pling
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : BASS
Topic: Fender Standard Jazz etc Opinions
Replies: 8
Views: 16763

A quick note - p-basses and jazz basses are not the same. Jazz basses have a thinner neck and are easier to play (at least for my small, girlish hands!). They also have better eq (the tone knob just seems to do more...). However, the pickups tend to accentuate the treble frequency, and are slightly ...
by sam pling
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : BASS
Topic: Sansamp Bassdriver vs Compressor
Replies: 14
Views: 21016

DI boxes are dirt cheap (leem do one for £17!), so there is no real excuse not to use one on bass, however the sansamp is certainly a better option - every time a player brings one into my studio, I'm highly impressed, however I have heard rumour they are not as reliable as they could be, but I gues...
by sam pling
Tue May 24, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: OTHER DUB PRODUCTION TOPICS
Topic: Uk Steppas dub production techniques.
Replies: 5
Views: 13003

if in doubt run your drums on to cassetta and back again - I know at least one big producer who does this!
by sam pling
Tue May 24, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: OTHER DUB PRODUCTION TOPICS
Topic: Uk Steppas dub production techniques.
Replies: 5
Views: 13003

Amp sims - excellent for bass, chops, voices - anything that needs dirtying up a bit to give it that "sound system" feel. Basically the principle is that if you make tunes entirely synthetically, i.e. "inside the box" (ITB for short) using soft synths etc, there is no sense of the ambience of a room...
by sam pling
Tue May 24, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: OTHER DUB PRODUCTION TOPICS
Topic: Uk Steppas dub production techniques.
Replies: 5
Views: 13003

dub

hi there - greetings from a fellow leeds producer! first of all - I checked out your tunes on soundcloud - they were excellent - you seem to have a feel for this kind of thing, so I kind of wonder why you want to go in a different direction! just a couple of tips from me - remember this kind of mass...
by sam pling
Wed May 04, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: PRODUCTIONS BY USERS OF THIS SITE
Topic: Johnson Noise Killed Fletcher Munson
Replies: 4
Views: 3142

I like it

reminds me of the stuff Iration Steppas used to play - very stripped down beats, however the introduction of some kind of b-line would only add to it - preferably as late in the track as possible!
by sam pling
Tue May 03, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: PRODUCTIONS BY USERS OF THIS SITE
Topic: first try with live band dubbing
Replies: 4
Views: 3004

click alternative

Rather than use a click, try running your whole mix through a delay as you play it live - then you won't have to keep trying to catch up with the click, but you still have a steady reference for timing - also it sounds pretty cool too! Try and use outboard stuff as your DAW may introduce latency and...
by sam pling
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: BEGINNERS QUESTIONS
Topic: Help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 8527

Help needed

I am assuming you are recording live instruments? If so plug you mics straight into the pre-amps of the fast-track, record into your DAW, then connect the 8 outs of the fast-track into the 8 ins of the mixer, and start applying effects. However, you may want to sub-mix some things to give you more f...
by sam pling
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: OTHER DUB PRODUCTION TOPICS
Topic: Dub Recording/EQing (pre FX)
Replies: 1
Views: 8445

improve our sound

You seem to be on the right track here - certainly Perry seemed to eq the band on the way into the recorder, before adding additional fx/eq etc on the way out again - this allowed him to use his gear more than once on the mix. Bear in mind that different engineers have different philosophies regardi...