Hi, I'm pretty new on here (and to playing bass for that matter) and I'm looking for anyone who may have experience in recording directly into their computer as opposed to a microphone. Bear with me..... I'm primarily a guitar player who has just picked up the bass to supplement my recording (plus it's great fun). I record guitar using a tube amp head and a Mesa Boogie cabclone, which allows me to record directly into Garageband. It sounds great through my computer speakers (B&W MM1's if that helps), plus it doesn't piss my neighbours off. And I'm basically trying to do the same thing with bass. I just ordered an Ashdown tone pocket which is apparently great for recording. The problem is, would I need to replace my speakers? So far I've tried the bass amp simulator on Garageband, which sounds like crap as expected, but I realise it could be me not dialling it properly as a total beginner, or that the speakers might not be up for the lower frequencies and would possibly need a 2.1 system or something like that. Anybody with experience in this area? To put it simply, I'm trying to record at home, but I want to enjoy the sound without getting an eviction notice.