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    Tracking bass w/ a POD?

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    I'm talking a regular POD, not the one specifically for bass. I was talking to a friend who says he knows an producer who does it all the time.

    My current situation is that I'm having difficulties tracking bass, because a) my bass sucks and b) eq problems...

    Does anyone else track bass through a POD, and if so, are there any specific settings you could tell me about? I'm just going for a clean sound, kinda bright, but a little edgy.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by u2bonoman
    I'm talking a regular POD, not the one specifically for bass. I was talking to a friend who says he knows an producer who does it all the time.

    My current situation is that I'm having difficulties tracking bass, because a) my bass sucks and b) eq problems...

    Does anyone else track bass through a POD, and if so, are there any specific settings you could tell me about? I'm just going for a clean sound, kinda bright, but a little edgy.

    Thanks!
    does the pod have different cab options (I think the pod vI. doesn't have that option) try running through the cabs with the line 6 clean or the pre amp

    turn the Chan. volume up quite high & keep the drive quite low to start with & the tone controls flat, tweek as you play along to the track pushing the drive up to get the required edge. Play around (if you can) with cabs & try a bit of the compressor effect lightly as I would imagine you'll be slightly post compressing as well

    Also try running the pod through a di box

    good luck
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    I record my bass through the original POD all the time. It sounds good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slidey
    Also try running the pod through a di box

    good luck
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    Out of curiosity, why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ez_willis
    Out of curiosity, why?
    when I first ever got a pod (a now shady memory) I recollect the manual saying something regarding connecting to a DI box (also a shady memory) to match the impedance. Admittedly I never bothered (DI-ing) always being happy with the sound I managed to get

    having the impedance from the pod completely matching the impedance going into the desk would have some effect on the sound...........

    so at the end of the day EZ_W why not

    I haven't thought about it for ages as I have a pod XT live & it has switchable impedance. When I work live I run through a combo with 1 channel & DI the other to the PA

    studio life (to me)= trial & error

    & sometimes the errors turn out more pleasing than the disired achievement

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    Quote Originally Posted by slidey
    so at the end of the day EZ_W why not
    Quote Originally Posted by slidey
    Admittedly I never bothered (DI-ing) always being happy with the sound I managed to get
    .......................

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    and.......................your point is?????????????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by slidey
    and.......................your point is?????????????????
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    And dude, chill. I'm not saying don't use a di, I'm saying you can get a good sound without one so don't run out and drop cash for nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ez_willis
    And dude, chill. I'm not saying don't use a di, I'm saying you can get a good sound without one so don't run out and drop cash for nothing.
    I'm chilled my man & I know you can get a good sound without it "as I stated in a previous post" but you never know untill you try & I didn't cos I was happy. It was merely a suggestion to try on the off chance that maybe it did turn the dude's bass sound into the best thing since Stanley Clarke

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