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Bass through speakers

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Chipsonfire, Aug 3, 2007.


  1. Chipsonfire

    Chipsonfire

    Jul 20, 2007
    Socorro, NM
    Yesterday I went to Radio Shack cause I needed an adapter for my headphones so I could listen to my bass through them to practice at night (I live with 4 other people). I also wanted to be able to play songs or an online metronome through it so I got a 1/8 to 1/4" cord. It worked wonderfully :) Later, it occurred to me that my computer speakers are little more than highly glorified headphones... A few minutes later I was playing my bass through static-free subwoofer :hyper: I'm quite pleased with this so humor me for a bit lol.
    Oh, and yes it's worth it cause my amp kinda sucks lol.
     
  2. hunta

    hunta

    Dec 2, 2004
    Washington, DC
    I was using my computer speakers/headphones for an amp for quite a while at school. It works so why not!
     
  3. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic

    Apr 9, 2006
    I use my computer speakers/board for playing my bass through alot....then again my computer's audio set up kicks ass.
     
  4. gizmobltd

    gizmobltd

    Jun 25, 2007
    Scranton
    wat is the 1/4 to 1/8 or watever it is.and could you record on ur computer with that
     
  5. Chipsonfire

    Chipsonfire

    Jul 20, 2007
    Socorro, NM
    1/4" is the size of the plug which is normally used with equipment. It plugs your bass into your amp and so on. 1/8" is your standard headphone plug for your iPod or what-have-you. I suppose you might be able to record with it if you plugged in the 1/4" side of a 1/4 and 1/8 inch cord into the headphone jack of the amp and the 1/8" side into the mic input of the computer... Hmm...
     
  6. hunta

    hunta

    Dec 2, 2004
    Washington, DC
    Mine didn't really "kick ass", but I ran through a preamp + mixer out into my crappy Echo Mia card, setup an audio track in cubase, and then out to my computer speakers. I guess that's still somewhat elaborate. :)
     

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