skibum5545 Posted June 12, 2005 Report Share Posted June 12, 2005 Well, here's my dilemma: I don't want to play through my amp, because my amp is -very- large and heavy, and it's a pain to lug it up and down the stairs every time I take it to a jam. I've tried to talk the parents into installing a freight elevator, but they said it would cost too much. I do, however, have a nice sound system for my computer, which would be more than suitable for practicing. I have a Windows 2000 Pentium III with an SoundBlaster Live card, running into the Auxiliary port on a Marantz 1550 Stereo receiver, playing through two JBL 4311 Monitors and two Boston Acoustic A40 monitors-- surely enough for the occasional bass playing. So, how do I go about doing this? Should I run it through the sound card, or just straight into the Marantz through one of the Tape or Phonograph settings? Is the bass' signal close enough to line level that the signal would work as is, or would I need a transformer/converter mechanism? Would this be a black box or a program on my computer? And, on a side note, if I went through my computer, could I use the bass for MIDI editing using Finale or Anvil Studio? Any and all responses are helpful, and if I'm gonna need to spend mucho dinero to get this working right, I'd love to know. At the very least I'm going to need a 1/4" to RCA or 1/8" converter cable, but besides that, anything I'd need to buy I'll need to know about, i.e. best brands, stores etc. Thanks for the advice! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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