#1
So I have around £150 - £200 to spend on a bass guitar amp, it must have some kind of line out so I can plug it into my audio interface, and record me playing on my PC. The amp is specifically for recording in this way.

I had these in mind:

Ashdown Superfly:

http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Ashdown-Superfly~ID~4252.asp - although I am confused; I am not sure whether it is has a line out??

Orange Crush 35B:

http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Orange-Crush-35B~ID~9607.asp

Marshall MB30:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/marshall_mb30.htm

Line 6 Lowdown Studio 110: (yet again, I am not sure if this has the important line out I need...?)

http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Line-6-Lowdown-Studio-110~ID~5495.asp

What do you think? Which is best? Or do you have any other suggestions?
Thanks a lot!
#4
You're buying a bass amp solely for PC recording and you're not even going to mic it? What a massive waste of money...
Don't waste your money on a crappy amp when you already have a DI box, it doesn't make any sense.


Here's how I'd do it:

1) Download KeFir VST - this will act as your speaker simulator
2) Download some bass cab impulses to use with KeFir.
3) Download 'Helian Bass' 1st and 2nd from here(they're in the zip file)
4) Record the bass DI'd straight into the PC, then use these two plugins to get a great bass sound. The best bet is to get a good sound with the Helian bass plugin first, and then try some cab impulses after it if you want more of a 'live' feel.


If you feel like spending some money, you could always get Amplitube's Ampeg SVX, which is an excellent bass plugin.
Last edited by kyle62 at Jul 5, 2009,