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Anyone have any suggestions on how I can connect my bass to my Macbook for effects processing? What I want to do is connect my bass to the MBP, then from the MBP to my Amp. Can't quite figure out how to do this, because I only have an Audio Out jack on the computer.

For effects I want to use Garage Band, but I'm open to other suggestions for performance oriented software as well.

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marked as duplicate by slim, Jason W, American Luke, Dave, Dr Mayhem Jul 10 '13 at 12:32

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Welcome to Please search the site for existing answers before posting questions. This question has been answered several times. It's worth noting, there's nothing about a bass that makes the answer different than for an electric guitar. Nor is there much difference between a PC and a Mac in this respect. – slim Jul 4 '13 at 15:51
When typing my question, I was hoping to see another in the results. Must have missed that one. I'll check to see if that has what I need. – ckpepper02 Jul 4 '13 at 15:52
@slim Thanks, but that actually didn't help me entirely. I need hardware options. More specifically preferrable connections from Bass > MBP > Amp – ckpepper02 Jul 4 '13 at 16:02
2… then?… -- but it seems to me the first answer in the dupe tells you what you need -- a USB audio interface. – slim Jul 4 '13 at 16:08
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Ok, I found an answer. I have an existing Rocksmith Cable from the game and I can use that with my MAC and Garageband.

I found a procedure on youtube what will add the Rocksmith cable as an Aggregate device.

Now I can jam with GB on my Mac plugged into my amp! SWEET!!

Thanks @slim for your help.

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