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In Topic: a mic for recording

08 August 2011 - 06:07 AM

You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed the lessons. :)


In Topic: a mic for recording

06 August 2011 - 11:27 PM

View Postmicky mac, on 06 August 2011 - 05:39 AM, said:

thanks for the reply tekker i have a cheap sound hole pickup but it has a bigger jack than mu computer takes how would i connect it do you think it is possible to connect through my amp but bypass the amp models and effects.
You can still plug it directly into the sound card without the amp. That will probably give the best clean sound for the acoustic. The acoustic pickup is 1/4" and the line input on the sound card is 1/8" so all you need is a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter, which you can get at Radio Shack for like $3 or $4.

Here's the adapter that you need:


In Topic: a mic for recording

06 August 2011 - 05:29 AM

Hey Micky,

If your acoustic guitar has a pickup in it, then you can simply plug this into the line input of your sound card to record without a mic. You can also do this with the electric as well. You can plug your electric straight into your sound card (line input) and then use free amp simulation software to add distortion and pretty much any effects you could think of.

If your acoustic does not have a pickup, then you could either buy a pickup for it or buy a mic. In this case a pickup may be more useful because you could also use the guitar live when you play out as you can plug it directly into the sound system. And you won't have to worry too much about needing an interface for a condenser mic. An audio interface will sound much better than the stock PC sound card, but you can always add an interface later down the road if you want to upgrade the sound quality. The pickup will get you going for around the price of one of the mics that you posted (depending on the pickup).

Hope that helps.

In Topic: what is looping

30 July 2011 - 02:54 AM

Another amazing example of live looping is Kid Beyond. He's a beat boxer/singer who creates entire songs with loops using just his voice. He uses Ableton Live on a laptop and controls it with a MIDI foot controller, so this is a pretty advanced and powerful method for live looping.

He describes his setup here.


In Topic: Reaper - Downloading and Installing VST plugins

30 July 2011 - 02:12 AM

For probably 99.99% of the time just copying the DLL is all you need to do. It depends on the plugin, but I've had a few where just copying the DLL wasn't enough and I either had to install it (with a .exe file) or copy everything into the VST folder.

So I would start with just the DLL file and if it doesn't work, then try copying everything.