I'm gonna be doing one of my recording sessions i do from time to time to see how much I've progressed and i was wondering since i've got active pickups now is it still safe to just plug straight from my bass into the line in on my computer?
yes, totally, that is if you want totally untouched sound
I do that from time to time (check my profile for a clip recorded DI, but processed through quite a lot of cab emulators), but the sound is a bit 'lifeless' and too round. If you have a DI pedal or something like that, it'll really help. Sure, you can feign it with an EQ, but it's overall easier to just do it with a DI.
you suppose i could go through my multi-effects pedal(i have an effect set for making my sound deeper) and go from teh output on that? It's also labeled headphone on the output.
should be totally fine