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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.

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

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  • 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 '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
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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 '13 at 16:08

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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