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olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1375
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007 - 9:36 pm:   Edit Post

Was playing around with my Line6 BassPod XT Live and was very impressed with the sound I could get from it.
This was all done with my MK 5 with Europa Elctronics and the Bass Pod
The drums are my Yamaha DTXpress. The tune more of a groove, is nothing fancy just enough to get an idea of what I can do with the Bass Pod.
hb3
Advanced Member
Username: hb3

Post Number: 228
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007 - 11:13 pm:   Edit Post

That does sound good.
88persuader
Advanced Member
Username: 88persuader

Post Number: 304
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007 - 11:50 pm:   Edit Post

I have a BASS POD XT and think it's awesome for an all in one unit. More effects then "I'll" ever use and it's a surprisingly good bass preamp. It also does a good job processing the bass end of a Chapman Stick! :-)
terryc
Intermediate Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 155
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 2:09 am:   Edit Post

Really nice groove to that tune, sort of happy in it's theme.
I have just got one of those Zoom BU1 units, I had an old 501, not as expensive as a Pod but there are some nice presets in there.
I use it mainly to change the sound at a press of a switch to relate to the tunes we do.
It is much better than the old 501 as it has three rotary controls like a traditional stomp box.
If you cannot afford the luxurious POD, try one of these
terryc
Intermediate Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 158
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 5:37 am:   Edit Post

you know that tune has inspired me to do something too..long time since I composed and recorded it..used to use an Akai 400DS reel to reel, in fact I still have it in my cupboard although this Zoom unit I have has a USB port with CUBASE LE..thanks for inspiration
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1379
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 6:12 am:   Edit Post

I recorded this with Cubase. The software came with my Emu-1820 interface card.
One drum track, 3 bass tracks.

The tune/ groove is more just goofing aroung with the Basspod to get a feel for it.

I plan on starting a CD project in the next few weeks. I'll use the Cubase and also my Fostex MR-16HD digital 16 track.
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1380
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 6:19 am:   Edit Post

After listening back to the little tune it made me imagine Big Bird dancing around Sesame Street.

(I knew my girls watched WAy too much TV growing up)LOL.
terryc
Intermediate Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 161
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 1:38 am:   Edit Post

You know it is amazing that now with all this technology at so little cost(in real terms as compared to many years ago) that studio quality recordings can be done at home.
A tune like that would have cost a lot in studio time.
My son's rock band recorded a track using a digital recorder the guitarist owns and it sounds amazing, so well produced too, kids today have it all now.
How many of us recorded our first tunes with a cassette recorder for a demo??
88persuader
Advanced Member
Username: 88persuader

Post Number: 305
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 2:29 am:   Edit Post

Terryc ... the kids (and we older kids) do have it all in regard to home recording. I have a 16 track digital Korg recorder and I can produce very professional quality recordings. And MY recorder is 8 years old ... the new ones have more tracks and are cheaper! BUT IMO it's a double edge sword because with the internet, file sharing, programs like Limewire that let people get music more or less for free and great home recording units the record industry is stuggling. Many professional recording studios are going belly up because the little guy, the unsigned bands making demos who have been their bread and butter now make their demos at home. (And so do I) And the recording companies are less willing to give new artist a chance because they're not making the money they use to make. That means less QUALITY music (IMO) being put on major recording labels, and fewer artist getting and keeping major recording contracts. So for the musician and it's VERY good AND VERY bad. Very good because they can record great music very cheap at home as long as they have the talent to USE the equipment properly and have the EARS to mix. VERY BAD because the recording companys original musicians dream of being contracted too are becoming less likely to take a chance on them because their profit margin is drying up. OF COURSE .... this is just my opinion.
terryc
Intermediate Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 163
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 3:28 am:   Edit Post

88persuader - great points but if the demos that we and the kids make get them into the big studios then it is best for both parties, as for the ears to mix..well if the demo is not mixed well that is only because of inexperience and once they get into the studio they will have all that resource to use plus these new recorders will teach them how to mix down to by using them.
I am one of the older kids(fast approaching 50) and we used some of the most basic equipment to record stuff for demos for potential gigs because 1) we didn't have a local studio or 2) we couldn't afford them anyway.
I thought my Akai DS4000 reel to reel with sound on sound was the biz in 1979!!
Still have it in great working order, good for live stuff to catch that saturated tape analogue sound.
88persuader
Advanced Member
Username: 88persuader

Post Number: 306
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 3:47 am:   Edit Post

Well Terryc ... I agree with much of what you say also but one thing i know ... the BIG studio producers don't want to do ANY work! :-) They want a product that they can simply repackage, sell and take their BIG cut from. Smaller up and coming studios will work more with new artists. And don't get me wrong ... I totally agree with you about making your own demos at home. I do it too. I've recorded my working cover band several times for updated demo packages so for me personally it's been great. I've even recorded 2 other bands and got paid less then 1/2 the cost of a "professional studio" and they loved the results. AND they are working from the demo they recorded with me. BUT again ... the double edge sword is a lot of local recording studios are going under and the record companies are losing money. If they lose money they are less willing to take a chance on a new band SOOOOOOOO if they have to put money into a band they will probably pass on the band. That's why it's so important now a days that the demo you send in is so good it's radio ready. If they don't see $$$$ they pass on you. Heck ... in the 70's before we could STEAL and copy music it seems everybody who owned a guitar got a recording contract. Those days are long gone i'm afraid. Double edge sword.
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 1024
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 5:25 am:   Edit Post

My first band recorded our second demo on a wire recorder. Our first demo was painted on the wall of a cave in France. ;)
georgie_boy
Advanced Member
Username: georgie_boy

Post Number: 235
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 5:22 am:   Edit Post

I've got a ZOOM 607 bass unit
Honest opinions please, as I've never yet plugged it in.
I nearly stole it, and it is "brand new"
Paid 18 GBP for it.

G
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 1030
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 11:30 am:   Edit Post

That sounds like a deal at twice the price!
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5055
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 7:13 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice Olie!
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1383
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 9:03 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Dave.
olieoliver
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1425
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 9:58 pm:   Edit Post

I've added a tune to myspace that I recorded with My Basspod Live plugged into my Fostex MR16. I laid down 3 bass tracks, one straight low end, one a lead track with auto-wah and the other with a little chorus and reverb.
The drum tack was played with my Yamaha DTXpress plugged into the Fostex.
It's nothing fancy just having some fun some new toys.
Life Time

Olie

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