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i cant hear myself when i record with pc

Discussion in 'Recording' started by mokko, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. mokko

    mokko Active Member

    i plug the guitar on mic

    record very well but i cant hear myself

    what i need to do
  2. vttom

    vttom Active Member

    In a general sense, you need to enable monitoring. But exactly how you do that depends alot on your setup, about which you have told us very little.

    For instance, you "plug the guitar on mic". Sounds like a microphone input to *something*. What is that *something*? The mic input on a PC? A mixer? A USB or FireWire interface? A stand-alone recorder?

    If you're going into a PC, what DAW (recording software) are you using?
  3. mokko

    mokko Active Member

    i put the guitar on the pc mic plug and record very well but i dont hear myself

    you told me that i gonna go to set up of sonar x1 and resolve right?
  4. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    OEM computer sound cards don't have the features needed for music recording. An audio interface with hardware based input monitoring is the usual solution to that problem.
  5. mokko

    mokko Active Member

    i buyed an audio interface but i only hear the guitar clean not the distordion

    i can hear the the guitsar and all while recording?

    and thought the pc speakers ?
  6. vttom

    vttom Active Member

    You can monitor yourself in 1 of 2 ways using an audio interface.

    1) Most audio interfaces have a direct path from input to output that does not go through the computer DAW at it.
    2) Use the monitoring features of your DAW. This means the sound goes into your interface, through your DAW, and then back out to the interface.

    It sounds to like you have (1) above working. The problem with this, as you have discovered, is that you don't hear any of the effects applied by the DAW. What you need to do it turn off (1), and figure out how to get (2) working. Look in your DAW for some kind of setting or check-box for monitoring the input in real-time.
  7. mokko

    mokko Active Member

    yes i hear the guitar clean thought the interface

    but the recording is with all the effects


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