Use computer as simple mixer?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by BandcaveMan, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. BandcaveMan

    BandcaveMan Guest

    Aug 20, 2007
    I want to simply plug my bass into the Mic input (with 1/4" to 1/8" adapter, of course) on my laptop (built-in soundcard) and then start up iTunes, plug headphones into my phones-out jack on the computer and be able to mix the 2 so I can play along with the music, hearing both in my phones.

    Does anyone know of any way to do this. I have tried everything and can't figure it out. It seems like such a simple thing.

    I am running VistaHomePrem. Any ideas???
  2. TheBassBetween

    TheBassBetween Guest

    Jun 25, 2005
    That should work. Make sure you go to your recording control and select "Stereo Mix" or "Mono Mix" or "What U Hear" type of option.

    To get there, double click the volume icon in your taskbar, hit Options, click the Recording radio button, and hit Ok.
  3. BandcaveMan

    BandcaveMan Guest

    Aug 20, 2007
    I have Vista. You must be thinking about XP.