#1
Hey guys

If i was to get a laptop and put some software on there that gives me a loud of tonal options, could I plug my bass into the laptop, then the laptop straight into PA? If so what sort of software would i need? And could I use this and the software that comes with it?


http://line6.com/podstudioux2/

thanks
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#2
Yeah you can. Is it gonna sound good? doubt it.
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#3
Yes you can, and I can't see why it would affect your tone although admittedly I have never tried it so I don't know from personal experience. To be honest I think its designed for studio use rather than live performance, but its worth trying I suppose.
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#4
you would be better off using this http://line6.com/basspodxtlive/
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#5
My friend runs his guitars into a laptop and then out into a mixer (and subsequently into a PA), although I'm not sure what he uses to do it. I'll have to ask him
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#6
So would I just be better off getting a decent sansamp DI and then going into the PA?
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#7
The sansamp bass driver DI gets great reviews everywhere and i really like the sound clips i've heard. can't be a bad decision i'd say.
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#8
Line 6 stuff has a reputation for coloring your tone and making everything sound the same. Fun for at home practice, not the best for live shows if you want a real natural sound.
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#9
The POD XT live would be better, but yes you can do that, sort of.

The POD studio has its own monitor channel, so you'd plug the bass AND the line to the PA into it. The only job for the computer is to control it. There's a bit of lag with that though...I wouldn't recommend it.

However, that thing is great for recording.

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Last edited by Mutant Corn at Sep 19, 2009,
#10
I've tried doing something like this before, but for recording. Used a 1/4"-3.5mm cable to connect my bass right to the microphone jack, it generally sounded pretty awful, and without an active EQ it doesn't work at all. Plus, there's bound to be some delay.
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