Sorry, what do you mean with LINE/INST and LINE?
There is a line/instrument switch on the front of the Focusrite.
The instrument connection is intended for guitar or bass.
There is no mic switch so I assume it automatically switches to mic with an XLR connector plugged in. The line connection is intended for a line-level signal from a preamp or mixer, or you could connect the “tape” output from a stereo receiver, etc.
The instrument selection should be higher impedance and higher sensitivity. Are you using a regular 1/4-inch “guitar plug” into the interface? The lower impedance of the line-input will reduce the signal from the bass and it will alter the “tone”.
Well, here’s my best result in terms of sound…
Sorry, it says I need an account and I’m not going to “sign-up” for anything…
[u]How to attach files to forum posts[/u]. There is a file-size limit, so use MP3 if you need to attach a longer file.
I wouldn’t say it’s ok to be honest, because when I turn all the effects off (compressor and distortion) it’s just a low boo-boo in mono, the I can’t achieve a normal clean sound.
So, you don’t have a bass amp? Are you sure the bass is good?
You probably need some compression/distortion, especially if you are playing low notes. You don’t normally “hear” deep bass, you feel it in your body, but you can’t feel it the same way with headphones. On a “small stereo” we just hear the harmonics. Some of those harmonics are normal and some are distortion. It’s pretty normal to drive a bass amp (or a guitar amp) into distortion. It’s hard to get “loudness” from the bass in a recording without some distortion. Electric guitar also tends to sound quiet without compression or distortion.
Of course, a single instrument is mono…
And the problem #2 is that for some reason my bass recording sort of delays for 0.5 second.
There is always delay (latency) through the computer. You can adjust [u]Track shift after record[/u].