Recording set up

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by bassist4ever, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. okay.....

    to get any signal from my passive bass to my computer i must run it through my bass amp (crate practice bx15) and then to the line in of my comp... have had decent results....

    is it okay to do this??? will i fry anything?
  2. Crate BX-15? That is the exact model I use when I want a transparant (solid state) sound.

    Use the external speaker jack instead of the headphone out though and record from one channel only - the BX-15 is a VERY noisy amp, especially at low volumes and through the headphone jack.

    Run that either straight into the LINE IN on the soundcard with the amp's volume between 10 and 12 o'clock, or through your favorite FX box.

    The BX-15 is also a good little miking amp

  3. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    You do NOT want to run a powered signal into the line in portion of your sound card! You want a line level output from your amp, is there an FX loop on that thing?
  4. its just a very crappy practice amp... it does have a head phone plug though (1/4) would that work?
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It works in most cases but still be careful.
  6. that idea didnt work......... not enough umph....
    didnt get any volume on record.....