Bass to USB Cord?

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  1. grass132456

    grass132456

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    Hello! I have a short question.
    What is a decent bass to USB cable to buy so I can directly record my bass instead of recording it using a crappy laptop microphone? I don't want anything too long or too expensive :)
    ~Jackson
  2. jeffbonny

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    There is no "cable" to do this. You need a device to convert the analog signal to a digital signal. You want cheap Behringer probably makes something for under $50....probably sounds like ass too.
  3. grass132456

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  4. jeffbonny

    jeffbonny _____________ Gold Supporting Member

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  5. Philonius

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    Apogee Jam. They just came out with a New And Improved 96k model, so you may find the older 48k models on the used market at a good price. As Yogi Beri might have said, "The audible difference should be pretty much inaudible."
  6. jeffbonny

    jeffbonny _____________ Gold Supporting Member

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    ^^^That sounds like good advice. Never used the Jam myself but the Apogee products I have used (a Duet right now) have all been good bang for the buck.
  7. Hawkbone

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    I have a Behringer UCA222 that I bought for the optical interface it provides to my Viso1 portable stereo, but it works ok as a small inexpensive recording interface or USB powered headphone amp.
  8. grass132456

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    Is the Apogee Jam 96k worth the extra money? And it doesn't seem like the 96k version is available on the website atm.
  9. suckybassplaya

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    You might want to check out the Rocksmith "RealTone" Cable. It is supposed to be used for the two Rocksmith games, but I have heard people say it just shows up as a separate audio device when plugged into a computer (Windows or Mac).

    Amazon Link

    Check out the first review. The guy says he got it to work with Garageband and it does the job well. Decent deal for $30.00.

    Then if you like it, you can always buy the Rocksmith version that doesn't need the cable ;)

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