So a while back I bought a bass.
I was planning on getting the Tech 21 Sansamp so that I could plug the bass into my Scarlet 2i4 and then into a DAW probably Reaper.
This is probably the cheapest solution. I notice there are a lot of choices when I google bass pre amp di. IF I go that route what do I need to amplify it if I want to play without a computer?
But are there other pre amps to consider?
Or are there heads that allow you to output to a computer? I have a cabclone but it seems most bass amps have more power than the 100W max of the cab clone.
The reason I am asking about heads is that it might be nice to have the flexibility to plug into a cab for just messing around with friends.
So I guess what I am really asking is.....
a) if I go pre amp di plus power amp what are affordable options?
b) if I go head with di capabilities what are my affordable options?
By affordable I don't mean cheap. Let's use the 5150 amp mantra that we have around here. It is a solid sounding, easy to find, reasonably price amp.
One of my friends used to plug his bass straight into the mic jack on his sound card doesn't get much cheaper than that.