Anybody Doing This ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by OmegaBass16, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. OmegaBass16


    Jul 15, 2008
    I need some suggestions on how I can play my bass while listening
    to music while I'm on the computer. What do I need to connect to
    to my bass going into my usb slot ? I don't want to spend alot of
    money on this gadget(under $60). And if this gadget can also re-
    cord while I play,well this would be really, really GREAT!! Thanks in-
    advance for your suggestions.:hyper:
  2. ryognbass

    ryognbass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2008
    North NJ/Worcester MA
    the lightsnake is prob the easiest. it comes with software to record too. its at guitarcenter or anywhere prettymuch. good luck in your ventures :bassist:

    ps: this is in the wrong forum i think but im relatively new so just wait for an elite to help you change it i guess
  3. Gopherbassist


    Jan 19, 2008
    You could just get a quarter inch to whatever-headphone-size-is adapter and use Windows sound recorder. People say it won't sound great, but it doesn't sound bad. It will distort easily, so keep you volume below 8 and keep your playing even. To extend the sound recorder time, record a full blank track and insert it until it's long enough.
  4. Nalte


    May 10, 2009
    Austin, TX
    +1 for using a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter, that's what I do. Also, Audacity is better than windows sound recorder. It's free and records all you want.

    Edit: here's the link <>
  5. Got an Imac?
    Get a patch cord at guitar center; quarter inch guitar end to 1/8 inch stereo.
    Record anything you want to listen to into Garage Band on one track by playing a CD in real time into a track.
    Play along with it onto another track.

    You can pick which track you want to hear afterwards and listen to yourself playing the part.

    Great program!!!!
  6. Behringer UCG102 Guitar Link. Plug into your USB port, plug the Bass (or Guitar, or Keyboard, or whatever) into it and, et voila, you have an audio input. Use the headphone out on the UCG102 and (on my Mac, anyway) latency is negligible.

    One 1/4" input, and a 1/4" headphone out. Excellent value for money.

    Does the job fine.
  7. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    I picked up a small mixer for my daughter when she went to uni and wanted to bring her bass. Laptop and bass into mixer. Separate volume and eq.
  8. This is what I do.

    On a Windows computer just use Audacity