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#1 2010-04-03 12:09:45

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Registered: 2006-03-04
Posts: 160

record direct to PC

trying to plug guitar directly into PC to record - windows vista.

Do I plug in to 'Mic' input, 'Line in' , or what? Doing either of these, the computer does not recognise that a device is plugged in. Any ideas?



#2 2010-04-03 13:47:30

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From: England
Registered: 2006-11-23
Posts: 1956

Re: record direct to PC

Hi flester
It's not advisable to do either of those two connections even if it was possible for many reasons.
Pop over to the recording forum and have a read of the many posts which cover recording to a computer..
The help you need will be there..



#3 2010-04-04 04:12:56

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Registered: 2008-10-02
Posts: 192

Re: record direct to PC

I believe you need some sort of interface. I bought a  digitech rp pedal that came with cubase LE. The pedal has a usb out to record on computer. You could just put your computer mic in front of your amp or sound hole, and record with windows sound recorder. It wouldn't be the highest quality but it would work.



#4 2010-04-04 20:13:32

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Registered: 2007-03-24
Posts: 1108

Re: record direct to PC

You can plug a guitar with active pick ups in and get some sort of song. PC style mics will also work. You will find you need an interface device to have better control of your sound but to answer your questions "yes you can" and plug into your mic connection. Use your sound prpoerties in "control panel" to tweak the sound (too hot, too soft, etc.)

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