#1
I'm not sure where this goes, so I'll put it here.

My bass sounds fine by itself. Then I plug it into the computer through the line-in jack to record, and it sounds horrible! Here's an example: http://www.box.net/shared/j5n9revk8w

I recorded that with the volume as low as it will go on my amp. The line-in volume is pretty low too. I've tried EQ'ing it out and having nothing but treble. Nothing will work.

My band has some good songs, but we need bass!

Edit: I'm using an Ibanez GSR190 (yes, the Starter Pack bass) and a Johnson 30B amp.
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Last edited by Armagedn at Mar 27, 2008,
#2
What amp do you have?
Your amp may not have the right output or your soundcard may not be able to handle the input signal.
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#3
It's becasue you are pluging it in to line ine jack. Consider getting an audio interface with a HiZ plug (normal for bass and guitars)

If you get the Toneport by line 6 it is a great interface for about 50 bucks and has great modeling software with it.
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#4
Is the Toneport one of those cords that plugs from the guitar to the USB port?

Edit: Never mind, I just looked it up. I might have to get one of those...
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Last edited by Armagedn at Mar 27, 2008,
#5
yeah i got the UX1 it is a moel up and it is amazing!
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#6
Everybody here seems to be missing the largest point, you said you were using something called a bass guitar? Theres your problem, what you're looking for is a musical instrument like an electric guitar.
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#7
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Everybody here seems to be missing the largest point, you said you were using something called a bass guitar? Theres your problem, what you're looking for is a musical instrument like an electric guitar.

GTFO.


It's most definitely cliping. The TonePort would be a good solution, though you might want to just try plugging your bass directly into the soundcard with no amp.
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#8
Quote by MatrixClaw
GTFO.
It's most definitely cliping. The TonePort would be a good solution, though you might want to just try plugging your bass directly into the soundcard with no amp.


I just tried that. Surprisingly enough, it kinda works. It's really quiet, though. I'm recording it with Audacity, maybe I can amplify it there without clipping.

Edit: Yeah! I can amplify it in Audacity without any problems at all! It's a very basic way of doing it, but it will work until I can afford one of those Toneports. The one I was looking at is $200 on Musicians Friend.
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Last edited by Armagedn at Mar 27, 2008,
#9
Quote by Armagedn
I just tried that. Surprisingly enough, it kinda works. It's really quiet, though. I'm recording it with Audacity, maybe I can amplify it there without clipping.

Edit: Yeah! I can amplify it in Audacity without any problems at all! It's a very basic way of doing it, but it will work until I can afford one of those Toneports. The one I was looking at is $200 on Musicians Friend.

Figured it would, glad I could help For bass it works quite well because all that's really needed is a clean tone, if you use pedals it gets a bit more difficult, but with no effects you can get by with it.

The UX2 is the one you're looking at I'm guessing then, I own it and I really like it, it's kinda hard to get a good tone out of micing an amp with it but once you get the mic placement right you're gtg. I really don't like its high gain models for guitar on it but the bass models should be good as I really like the lower gain stuff it has, not bad at all really. Effects like reverb and chorus are pretty cool too and have a lot of options to changing the speed etc on them.
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