#1
I'm a bassist that wants to directly connect to this computer to record and play through, and I'm relatively new to this concept (especially setting it up on my own). Obviously I need a DI Box for this so that the low frequency sounds I've grown to love aren't omitted. So I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for certain models or brands I can get. I'm just looking for something cheap but stable and durable that will get the job done. Then I can always add an effects pedal later If I want. Not sure if this belongs in the recording forum, but I wanted the input of my fellow bassists and not a bunch of guitarists recommending something that might work great for guitar but not bass.

Thanks!
#2
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Tech-21-SansAmp-Bass-Driver-DI?sku=480206 This is a very good one, and one of the best overdrives on the market too. It gets my seal of approval.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/MXR-M80-Bass-Direct-Box-with-Distortion?sku=151110
This is also very good as a DI, but I've never heard its distortion. If it's anything like the SansAmp's, then it's amazing. Sort of wierd that these two both include distortion, but oh well.
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#3
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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Tech-21-SansAmp-Bass-Driver-DI?sku=480206 This is a very good one, and one of the best overdrives on the market too. It gets my seal of approval.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/MXR-M80-Bass-Direct-Box-with-Distortion?sku=151110
This is also very good as a DI, but I've never heard its distortion. If it's anything like the SansAmp's, then it's amazing. Sort of wierd that these two both include distortion, but oh well.


+1 to that
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#4
the DI boxes mentioned above are great for going direct to a PA, but going direct to a computer is a little different. a USB interface like the Toneport GX from Line 6, is a good place to start. a multi track recorder with USB connections, and software is the next step. do some research, you'll find what your lookin' for.
#6
Quote by 83lespaulstudio
the DI boxes mentioned above are great for going direct to a PA, but going direct to a computer is a little different. a USB interface like the Toneport GX from Line 6, is a good place to start. a multi track recorder with USB connections, and software is the next step. do some research, you'll find what your lookin' for.

Thanks for clearing that up, I learn something new every day. I have the same question as him then, in this case; I'm trying to record to my computer too but without any good luck, so I'll be keeping my eye on this thread.
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#7
Ideally, you just want a decent pre-amp with an A/D in it. I would be looking at an MBox.
http://www.zerothree.com.au/digidesign_protools_le.shtml
An interface, pre-amp, A/D, and you get Pro Tools.

A little pricey, but very useful to a muso not needing a full recording setup.