Can I use my computer as a amp?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by bigun, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. bigun

    bigun Guest

    Dec 4, 2007
  2. Well depending the sound card and the speakers you may get enough to let you noodle around.
  3. perrytelephone

    perrytelephone Guest

    Jun 24, 2006
    If you wanted to invest in modelling software, A very nice computer, an interface and so on. It could work but would cost you a lot of moolah.
  4. Read through the instructions for the software and/or visit the software manufacturer's websites. It should tell you how to do the basics. Every recording software program that I have seen, tried or read about lets you just play without having to record. I use Line6 Riffworks and it lets me play and use effects, etc without having to record.
  5. Justin Tuskey

    Justin Tuskey Guest

    Mar 24, 2007
    Richmond Hill, GA
    Thats if you want the quality of a nice amp. I already have a computer, and VERY fortunately I have a 2.1 surround sound, nothing fancy but it has a woofer) All I do is plug my bass in a "1/4 to 1/8" adapter and plug that into the "line in" on the the comp, should be a blue hole, versus "green" for the speaker out, and "pink" the mic in. The adapter costs like 3 bucks at radioshack. Then you go to your windows sound manager (click the speaker icon in the bottom right of your comp, make sure "line-in" is not muted, turn the slider all the way up, and adjust your speaker volume to taste!) Granted I dont have great sound here, and you may not need it, but it works, especially when I dont have an amp around. All it cost was a few bucks and a little thinking ;)