Duff bass recording

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Hi all

I wonder of anyone can help with this one.

When I record a bass via my audio interface into Reaper it acquires a sort of distortion it's hard to describe which I can't get rid of. It's not a nice overdrive or anything like that, it's more of a high-frequency sort of wheezy sound. It coincides with the note's attack and decay rather than being a constant sound in the background so it's not interference from the pickups as far as I know.

Any ideas?

I could try recording via an amp and mic, but it suits me to simply plug in via the interface if possible.

Martin 
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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 6210
    You're probably clipping the interface. Turn the gain right down and use a pad if you have it.
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  • MartinBushMartinBush Frets: 108
    By pad, do you mean something to mute the strings?


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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 6210
    Some interfaces will have a button that says "pad" on it, some other let you choose between instrument or line level. Basically select the option with the least gain. 
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