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.

  • Welcome to music.se. 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, 2013 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, 2013 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, 2013 at 16:02
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    music.stackexchange.com/questions/2032/… then? music.stackexchange.com/questions/11167/… -- but it seems to me the first answer in the dupe tells you what you need -- a USB audio interface.
    – slim
    Jul 4, 2013 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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