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XLR to USB Cable - Decent Quality?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by aceofbassgreg, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. aceofbassgreg

    aceofbassgreg

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    Hello,

    I have a MacBook Pro and I don't want to shell out for the Apogee Jam. Has anyone recorded using an XLR-to-USB cable (such as Art's XConnect) and if so did you get decent quality? My bass has active electronics plus I have the Tech21 SansAmp.

    I get decent quality going through my SansAmp and into the 1/8" input jack (using a converter), but then I can't plug headphones in since the 13" MacBook Pro has only one input/output.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  2. christw

    christw Always searching for the right Ric... Supporting Member

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    I was about to suggest an M Audio Fastrack but they're up to $80. I paid $40 a few years ago. :eek:
  3. matante

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    I've never used one but wouldn't a 1/4" to USB be more versatile? In case you don't have your Sansamp you would still be able to go straight from your bass.
  4. uhdinator

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    Get a real interface unless you like crap.

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