I recorded this track as a play-along practice piece, purely for critique by my fellow members on http://www.scottsbasslessons.com It is not intended for publication, or wider circulation. It is not for profit.
This song, “That Ole’ Devil Called Love”, was performed by one of my favourite British lady singers, Alison Moyet, who originally released it as a Single in 1985. It reached #1 on the charts in New Zealand and #2 in the UK Singles Chart. Alison commented at the time that she felt under pressure to become some sort of “Jazz Diva”.
It was composed in (1944) by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher. It was first recorded by the great Jazz singer, Billie Holiday, back in 1945, as the B side of her hit “Lover Man”. It has since become a “Standard”.
I chose to play along on my (2016) Ibanez SRSC805 single cut, through neck, 5 string fretted Bass. I recently fitted it with a set of D’Addario #ENR71-5 (45-130) Half Round strings. These are a round wound string ground to a flatter profile during the manufacturing process. I quite like these. They feel smoother and sound good. They are new to me. It’s the first time I’ve tried them.
I chose to play this Bass in ‘Active’ mode via its onboard preamp. I set the onboard Pan Control at 50%, with the sound being equally captured by the neck and bridge Bartolini ‘Soap Bar’ pickups. Bass, Mid-range and Treble onboard tone controls were set at 50%, in the middle of their range The only sound effect is my fingers.
I routed it via my Bergantino B|AMP, which I used as an inline preamp, direct through an XLR cable, to my Focusrite Clarett 4 Pre USB Audio Interface, which is connected to my Intel i7 powered, Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 bit PC. The Audio track was recorded direct on Ableton Live 10 Lite recording software.
The Video was contemporaneously captured, via my Canon EOS M50 Camera. The finished recording was then downloaded from the camera’s memory card, onto my PC. Where it was posted direct to Corel Pinnacle Studio Video Software, version 21.5. The Audio track was subsequently added and synchronised with the video footage.