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Member Since: Nov 18, 2006

Hi
I have an electric bass guitar. I have a Creative X-FI XTREME MUSIC which has a MIDI input, could I get an adapter to plug into my MIDI input on the sound card and that adapter would have a connection for the standard bass guitar lead so I could record straight onto a program like Cubase SX 4 with my bass. I would have this along side my MIDI keyboard.

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Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Nov 18, 2006 07:58 am

you can't adapt an electric bass to digial MIDI...MIDI is digital data, not audio.

Member
Since: Nov 18, 2006


Nov 18, 2006 08:01 am

Thanks for the quick reply,

So there are no converters or anything that I could use to do this?

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Nov 18, 2006 08:06 am

it's two different kinds of signal, one is audio (from the bass), actual sound waves...MIDI is just 1's and 0's, just digital data. You would need to plug the bass into a line input jack.

Member
Since: Nov 18, 2006


Nov 18, 2006 08:09 am

Hi
Sorry I am new at this stuff. I think that that was what I was meaning at the start. Where can I get a good line input jack online in UK?

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Nov 18, 2006 08:11 am

you'll need a better sound card...I am surprised your card doesn't have an audio input of some sort.

Member
Since: Nov 18, 2006


Nov 18, 2006 08:14 am

This is the interfaces it has

Interfaces: 1 x audio - SPDIF input/line-in/microphone - mini-phone 3.5mm Audio - line-out - mini-phone 3.5mm 1 x audio - line-In - 4 PIN MPC

For future can you give me the name of a good line input jack?

Member
Since: Nov 18, 2006


Nov 18, 2006 08:34 am

Know any?

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Nov 18, 2006 08:37 am

there are tons and tons of other sound cards/devices that will do the job www.homerecordingconnecti...rod=Sound+Cards

For simple use I always recommend the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 www.awin1.com/pclick.php?...0704&m=1117

Hold 'Em Czar
Member
Since: Dec 30, 2004


Nov 19, 2006 04:57 am

there are special midi pickups that you can have installed....if ya wanna go there....i'd learn to play keyboard and buy a usb midi controller.

Member
Since: Nov 18, 2006


Nov 19, 2006 06:02 am

and that USB MIDI conroller has an input for my BASS?

Czar of Midi
Administrator
Since: Apr 04, 2002


Nov 19, 2006 12:17 pm

NO it does not have an audio input for your bass. For that you will need to use the LINE IN of the X-Treme and have that recorded to an audio track in Cubase. I do suggest getting a line match tranformer or small inexpensive pre amp to get the level of the bass up to line level for a decent recording of the bass signal though.

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