#1
just been reading a thread below about audacity, how do u record using audacity, do u just plug the bass into the mic port without an amp?
#2
You can, if you want a totally natural sound (straight from the pups). But u can also use the line out from your amp, provided you have the right leads to plug into the mic/line in port. Hope it helped
#3
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You can, if you want a totally natural sound (straight from the pups). But u can also use the line out from your amp, provided you have the right leads to plug into the mic/line in port. Hope it helped

Can you explain this more? I tried running my bass through my GK head and using a speaker out to the mic in on the computer, and it wouldn't work.
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#4
i have a hiwatt b60 amp and it doesn't have a line out but at the back there is a hole for the "main speaker" could i just run an amp line from the control panel straight into my computer?
#5
to Your41Plague12, this could be for any number of reasons. E.g. You have plugged into the wrong port, your volume is turned down, you havn't got/selected a sound card. Really you just have to fiddle.

to ashlew, give it a try it might work. For me i either play straight in and use effects on my computer or i plug into my Spider in the guitar in and then use the rec. out into my mic port.
#6
I just tried mine out and it worked out well. I ran a cable from my amp's headphone jack to the mic slot in the computer. It ran fine.
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#7
I've never been really happy with the sound I get from line-out to line-in connections. It lacks a certain organic feel. Besides that, my low B string tends to clip out on me.

I prefer to set a dynamic mic (I got mine for $35 at RadioShack) in front of the amp, and run it to the mic input on the back of my PC. I tend to set the mic about four inches in front of the amp, at a 45-degree angle to the right side of the speaker.

I've used this method on my 60w bass amp, a 20w vintage Marshall guitar amp, a 15w Crate guitar amp, and a 30w Zoom modeling amp. They all sound awesome. Speaker quality is a large part of your sound, whether you realize it or not.

Also, to record, I have my amp on the far side of the room, while I either sit or stand at the computer with headphones on. I don't monitor the incoming sound through the headphones - I just listen to the running mix, or just the drum track (Hydrogen is your friend, kids). The amp is usually loud enough to cut through the noise-canceling circuitry I've got in my headset.

#9
Ideally, there should be a preamp between the amp (if mic'd or DI'd) and the computer.
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Ideally, there should be a preamp between the amp (if mic'd or DI'd) and the computer.


it might be a stupid question but what is a pre-amp?
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it might be a stupid question but what is a pre-amp?


A device that conditions the signal before it is amplified further.
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