I just upgraded from a Fender Rumble 40 to a Fender Rumble 100. Glad I did.
Anyway, they both have an XLR line out. Is this the same level of line out as what the bass has?
Meaning… instead of running a cable from my bass to my iRig, and then from my iRig to my bass, could I just plug my bass into the amp and run an XLR to 1/4" cable from my amp to my iRig?
Line level is not the same as instrument level (ie, your bass). Though an active bass might be able to get there. XLR is a “balanced” output as well. This picks up less noise on the cable as opposed to “unbalanced.” Mainly useful for longer cable runs iirc.
Which iRig are you using? I assume this iRig is being used to plug into a computer or iPad? Then yes, run a cable from bass to amp, and then XLR to TRS 1/4" to the iRig. I seriously doubt the iRig uses a balanced input, so it will be unbalanced (which is fine, I lose balanced this way all the time using TS cables). The XLR output is meant to be plugged into the inputs of a mixer, essentially.
The iRig may have enough headroom to handle the line level out of the amp (like a guitar pedal not distorting to hell from a synthesizer being plugged into it).
I would look for YouTube videos of people recording synthesizers with your iRig.
Thanks, @Koldunya . . .
I can never seem to remember this stuff
I just got my iRig HD working with a MicroBrute and it’s fine accepting the line level from the synth, so it should be fine from your amp.