I have a Windows computer and an Android phone just for reference. Total newb and have no idea where to start with this lol.
As to your question, I recommend Audacity. It’s not flashy but it’s easy to use with lots of resources on line if you need any help.
Also, depending on the sound quality you’re looking for you might consider getting a USB audio interface. (Think of it as a high quality external sound card with lots of connection designed for sound recording.) You don’t need one. It all depends on the equipment you have and how professional you want your recording to sound.
Audacity is limited, simple to use, and great.
As to getting your bass sounds into your computer: how much do you want to spend, and does your amp have a line out-option?
Thanks a lot guys. I’ll make sure to hop over to the introduce myself section soon. I have the Vox headphone amp currently. I also have a usb chord for my bass from playing Rocksmith so I am hoping I can use that as a way to connect it to my computer. Is Audacity a phone app or computer program? Or both?
Computer program. It’s limited but free and a good start for simple recording.