I originally bought a BB as essentially a recording device to give myself a live drum feel and sound without having to go through the hassle of hiring a drummer, putting mics on all the drums, getting a good mix and sound, etc. I honestly didn’t know what to expect or how it would work and admittedly there was a learning curve and a few slight challenges this first go round (not at all related to the pedal…all operator error I can assure you). I have two songs done and the second one was so much quicker and easier. I’ll have that one up soon too, but in the mean time, my wife and I (an accomplished bass player) decided that not only was this a pretty amazing recording device, but that it would work well for one of our many live music projects (this makes 6 between the two of us) and we now are using it for a duo act…but that’s another story.
Here is the first song we did using the BB for recording. I essentially run it into a channel just as I would any instrument after I map the song out as far as bars and transitions, etc. (but I needed to do that anyway). This song had some slight issues that my pro tools wiz son fixed in the mix (again…operator error), but the drums sound super punchy and live (My son did “pro tools” that track in particular, but the original, raw track sound fairly good too.
I used the stock “rock” kit that comes loaded on the BB. In this song I also used all standard files from the 6/8 blues section too. Recording with Ableton, mixed with Pro Tools. Guitar sounds use a Joyo British Sound as a sansamp interface with a Line 6 Leslie simulator and an Analogman King of Tone for the lead. Taylor 410 and a massively rebuilt Gibson Marauder w/ Duncan 59s and a Lakland 5 string bass.