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  • guitar usb cable

    how do guitar usb cables work? can you plug it in your pc and hear your guitar through pc speakers?

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    Originally posted by joshaidan
    Yes, we can plugging electric guitar directly into the mic-in socket in PC, also you can record it. My suggestion to use amplifier for better sound quality.
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    A USB adaptor has a small sound card (interface) built into it. Its a substitute for your built in sound card. When you install and open a DAW program you would select it as an audio source. You would also need to install the high speed ASIO drivers for the device which provide low latency and allow the DAW program to see it. Most DAW programs ignore windows sound cards. Win drivers are for multimedia playback and usually have too much latency for recording.

    For the cost however you'd be better off buying a low cost 2 channel interface. You can get something like a Lexicon for around $50 new and it comes Cubase. http://www.amazon.com/Lexicon-Alpha-...icon+alpha+usb

    You can buy them used even cheaper. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lexicon-Alph...item418b818d00

    Either would allow you to record direct or from a mic. It doesn't have phantom power however so if you plan to use a condenser mic you'd have to use a separate phantom supply or just get an interface with 48V phantom power to run the mic.

    You could also get one of these for about the same price. and record direct via USB. This one has all the built in effects and a drum machine for recording or playing live. I picked one up for $25 and it works like a champ for recording direct. The amp modeling works pretty good too. http://www.ebay.com/itm/DigiTech-RP1...item20f18160e8

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    • #3
      Originally posted by WRGKMC View Post
      You would also need to install the high speed ASIO drivers for the device which provide low latency and allow the DAW program to see it.
      Or you could just get a Mac, plug your interface into it and hit "Record".
      As a human being, you come with the whole range of inner possibilities
      from the deepest hell to the highest states.

      It is up to you which one you choose to explore
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      • #4
        Haven't done that with my MacBook. I use an Alesis MultiMix16 firewire mixer for recording up to 18 channels. (two are the L/R main outputs)

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