On June 29th, 2007
One of the numerous advantages of recording the new album DIY-style is probably being able to record at home whenever it feels right. No more stressful schedules or studio deadlines.
Last week nickyP and TomP recorded drum takes in Logic Pro in the addActionListener(soundlab) in Westerlo and emailed an mp3 to me. I recorded a ‘dry’ bassguitar on top of the drums in Leuven in Garageband and bounced that bass-track only using email.
So now the rest of the band can choose a suitable bass sound using a plug-in, add some equalizing and compression and eventually start adding guitars onto it.
I just plugged in my bass guitar into a Line 6 TonePort UX2 which comes with an arsenal of guitar-, vocal- & bass sounds, distortions and effects. The included Gearbox software can be configured to output a dry track (without amp simulation and effects) into your recording software (Garageband, Logic, Ableton Live etc.) or you can just commit your amp and effects selection to your virtual tape.