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FuncrusherXL
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Is there a way to record live bass into a Samsung Galaxy tab 3?

I'm pretty new to Caustic, but I'd like to incorporate live bass guitar into my tracks. I know there's no way to do that in Caustic at the moment and I'd have to use audio evolution to make that happen. The promblem I'm seeing is that the Galaxy tab 3 that I intend to use doesn't have a USB host(according to the audio evolution comparability list). Is there any way around this? Is there a daw that I could use as an alternative to to audio evolution? Also, I'm attempting to go the otg route to record bass guitar with both my Samsung Galaxy tab 3 (7") and my zte blade max.
Is there a portable interface that would work for both? Any help is greatly appreciated

SToons Music
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While not the answer you're

While not the answer you're looking for, don't completely discount plain old analog recording. If you follow the link below, the songs DADGAD and Buy You were recorded using the built in microphone on the phone (Samsung S6). The guitars for the songs Lamb Of Megatallica and Glide were recorded by running a cable from the Line Out of a PodXT into the mic jack of the Samsung phone. While some might not consider the sound great I'd say it's pretty functional. YMMV.

https://soundcloud.com/stoons-1

FuncrusherXL
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Those actually sound pretty

Those actually sound pretty good! I've looked into the iRig and Stagg Gb2ip. Would these perform the same function of a podxt?

SToons Music
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Yes, I think so. As long as

Yes, I think so. As long as the device you use allows "analog" vs "digital" output. I just saw that the iRig 2 comes analog for about $50 where the "digital" version is $129.

https://www.amazon.ca/IK-Multimedia-iRig-Guitar-Interface/dp/B00T631UTC?...

Also, many bass and guitar amps have a "line out" jack that you could use, especially if you already own one... then it's free :-) All you would need is a cable or adapter worth a few dollars. You could also use a D.I. box which, if you play live you may already own.

Essentially, anything with an output will do the job - a small mixer, most multi -fx pedals etc. You can even buy used Pods and BassPod or PodXT for really cheap, often about $50 or less. Some of the Boss or Roland pedalboards, the Zoom stuff, huge list of them... Ive even made decent recordings plugging my bass directly into the phone with nothing but a cable.

If you can post a list of anything you own that you can plug your bass into maybe we can find a good temp solution. I imagine at some point you'll upgrade your tablet or phone then a more "pro" solution might be a USB interface so you might as well try and minimize expenses till you get there.

My buddy is gonna lend me his iRig tonight so when I try it out I'll report back on how it performs with Caustic on Samsung S6.

SToons Music
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Here's a little test I did

Here's a little test I did today with the $129 Apogee Jam which is USB.

I literally plugged it in, opened Caustic, and recorded. No setup, no nothing. The recording was done inside Caustic itself so no extra software needed. I did a little slap bass on my Les Paul and then also dropped it an octave in the editor and used it to double the guitar. From plugging it in to posting it took less than ten minutes, I've included an audio link and the Caustic file.

Still boggles my brain how easy this is compared to the Good Old Days.

For some reason I can't get the SoundCloud link to work so audio example is in the Show and Tell forum. Cheers.

Caustic Song file (optional): 

FuncrusherXL
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Right on! Right now I'm

Right on! Right now I'm basically just using the phone to do scratch recordings and ideas. My phone (zte blade max) actually does a better job of recording than my tablet. I have a USB interface for my laptop, but I like the idea of portability since I work a ton. What synth did you use to record in Caustic? Vocoder?

SToons Music
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Joined: 03/01/2018 - 02:48
I actually just opened the

I actually just opened the main dialog box and opened the Stand- alone wave editor. I often do that because it appears it will record long takes. Then you can chop things up and load them into the PCM. It appears when you record directly from the PCMsynth, which actually opens the same looking wave editor, that recording stops after several measures so you can't record longer takes.

I'm gonna test that later tonight just to confirm for myself. Or maybe now real quick...

SToons Music
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yup, that's the ticket. When

yup, that's the ticket. When I activate recording thru the PCM synth the limit is 25 sec. If you open the Stand-alone wave editor from the Tools tab in the dialog box where you open and save caustic files etc., you can record much longer takes, at least 4 min., haven't pushed it further yet.

Good to know though!