Using an audio interface and a microphone, we can add in our bass part. All we have to do is tell Cubase what input we are plugging the microphone into, set our record levels properly, and press record. FIGURE 16-4 shows the input for the bass on audio track two. It's set for the “IN 1,” which is where the microphone is plugged into on our particular audio interface.
Now that we've set up the channel and our level is full and not distorting, we simply record the part. This part will also be a looping section, because the recorded bass part is only four bars long. Once we record the part, we duplicate it the same way we duplicated the drum loop so that the bass plays until the end of the piece (the sixty-fourth bar). Let's take a look at what we've done so far (see FIGURE 16-5). We now have some nice backgrounds to work with. Let's move on to some MIDI parts.
Drums and bass tracks