Time for part 2!
Ok. Let’s listen to, and talk about, four of the five microphones I talked about in the previous post.
I will let you make up your own minds what microphone you like the best. But I have my favourite 🙂
What microphone you prefer can depend on quite a few different things.
Here are a few:
• Different playing styles (more of less muting, ‘index-middle’ or thumb playing…)
• Genre of music
• Solo UBass, duo settings or in a dense mix?
In this ‘lab-video’ I wanted to capture the beautiful tone you can get when you play a high register melody on the fretless version. But I think it also makes regular bass parts sound a bit more organic! This is of cause something you have to experiment a lot with and it will probably work with whatever mic you have. If you don’t have one then you could consider these mics a starting point in your search for one. In my test I recorded in my quite small and not so ‘lively’ sounding studio. I will try to record in bigger rooms and maybe in a church which of cause has a totally different sound and acoustics to compare. But that’s another ‘lab’…
Please let me know what you think! Write your thoughts in the comments below or send a email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want I can upload more sound files to let you hear the different combinations with the added ‘lined-through-my preamp’ sound!