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Recording Guitar using Direct Input

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by mtb1222, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. mtb1222

    mtb1222 Active Member

    Hi all,

    I'm a jazz guitarist trying to record a few tunes to post on my website. I've used iMovie but the sound quality is just terrible. I don't have any mics, but my Acoustic Image Clarus 2 Series 4 has a Direct Out option (XLR). I would like to record DI but am unsure about how to go about doing so. I assume I need to purchase an audio interface, but don't know which one to buy given my current setup. I have a MacBook (6 years old) running on Snowleopard. Any help would be appreciated.

  2. Flyinace1

    Flyinace1 Active Member

    If you are just recording a single instrument you can buy a 2 channel interface. You will need a DI box if u wish to just go direct (those aren't too expensive) and then plug your guitar 1/4" into the DI box and XLR from the box to the interface. I would also suggest recording into audacity instead of iMovie, its free and pretty good for the basics.
  3. mtb1222

    mtb1222 Active Member

    Thanks. My amp (Acoustic Image Clarus) has a direct out feature...doesn't this replace a DI box or do I still need one?
  4. Flyinace1

    Flyinace1 Active Member

    yes it would so scratch the DI box from my suggestion

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