You can play Yousician bass with any real 4-string bass, be it acoustic, electric or electroacoustic, in standard tuning.
Set up using device microphone
With an acoustic bass, or an electroacoustic one, place your device in a comfortable spot. The built-in microphone in your device picks up the sounds you play. Double check, that you have allowed Yousician access to your device microphone. We also recommend connecting headphones, without a built-in microphone, to your device. Doing so helps improve recognition.
Set up with your bass connected
With an electric bass, or an electroacoustic one, you have the option to connect the bass to your device. You can do so, for example, with a device compatible audio interface or a 1/4" to USB instrument cable (desktop). Note: If your Mac doesn't have regular sized USB ports, you may need a USB C to B adapter. If your audio interface comes with drivers, make sure to install them as well. You can find more suggested options here.
To set up an electric or electroacoustic bass with an audio interface:
- Connect your bass to the interface and the interface to your device.
- After your bass is connected, you might need to change the input device. You can change it in-app, via the Advanced settings option under the Settings → Game tab.
If your audio interface does not show up in the Advanced settings, check the "Audio MIDI setup" if you are using a Mac. Also make sure to turn up the volume to your bass. You can see if it works by observing the MIC/ VU meter while playing the bass in the tuner screen.
With your bass connected, adjust the Mixer feature from the in song pause menu to hear yourself play.