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#1 Rob MacKillop

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:40 PM

I'm playing my bass through a Phil Jones Double 4, using a mono line out, the cable split into two mono lines going into a Fostex FR2LE hard disk sound recorder. It works, and the sound is not bad, however it is very quiet. There isn't any way to up the output volume from the amp, other than turn the Master up and play loud. I'd rather not do that. I upload the sound file to my laptop, and in Wavelab bring up the volume to an acceptable level, and add a little reverb. But I think it would be better if the Line Out volume was higher in the first instance.

I also have a Phil Jones Bass Buddy somewhere in the house. I wonder if that could be utilised in some way?

Another solution would be to use the mic I have, a Rode NT4 stereo mic, in front of the amp speaker.

I've never recorded the bass before, and wonder how to get the best out of the equipment I have? Any thoughts will be appreciated.
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:44 PM

I've just realised I could put headphones into the amp while recording, which would cut the sound from the speaker, allowing me to turn the Master up full without breaking any windows....
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:09 PM

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#4 Rob MacKillop

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:20 PM

Thanks, "Dad"!
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:37 AM

It dawned on me that all I need to do is go straight from the bass into the Fostex using the split jack cable. Problem solved.

Glad no one lost any sleep over that :lol:
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:23 AM

Why not skip the fostex and go straight to the laptop?

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:27 AM

yeah buy a Scarlett 2i2 Gen 2 and go straight into it with your bass then into your PC. I use Reaper DAW but there are lots out there. Reaper gives you a full version for free for a trial period then it only costs $60 for a license.
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