As usual I will give you every last detail about this recording so that it's as informative as possible.
I love playing bass through my guitar amp. In this song I used a cheap Ibanez bass loaded with a Dimarzio model J in the bridge. It's a jazz style pickup that cancels hum but is supposed to retain exact jazz bass tone. I use that because it seems to have the right eq for running into distortion and it's extremely dynamic. The tuning is AEDG with the .135 EB 5 string set. The volume pot on the bass is 500k.
The chain is just the bass plugged straight into the amp. I captured the amp by placing my Countryman Type 10 DI between a 6505+ and cab. I turned down the res and pres because I used the s-preshigh impulse from Catharsis studios which has those controls built into the impulse(it was made with a 5150 power section). The amp settings were(in dial numbers): bass 10 mid 1.5(jazz pickups are really middy) treb 5. I used my newish Presonus Audiobox 22vsl.
The drums are Steven Slate EX. Not realistic sounding because I didn't stagger the velocities(that isn't necessary with toontrack stuff) but they fit like a glove in the mix.
The mix is probably too thick and too quiet. I feel like it sounds fantastic when I crank it up, but really dull when it's quiet. I can decide if I made a good choice with having it that way, or if it's so heavy in the low end that it's a fuckup. I want to hear what you say about it.
There's no vocals yet, and they're supposed to be the third instrument providing melodies, so it sounds repetitive because of all the space I left for them. The demo doesn't sound as awesome as is does in the room with the real drummer thanks to the way he plays and the slight tempo changes we do to make each part feel right.
Spill your beans about this. I want to hear those beans.
Mix sounds good to me, thick and punchy , and that bass tone is awesome