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I am having trouble recording guitar tracks into Sonar X3

I am using Peavey ReValver Mk III.V as an effects processor and I am having difficulties coming to terms with the fact that after I record a guitar track into Sonar X3 the effects aren't recorded but rather just the DI signal. I installed Peavey ReValver as an plugin effect inside a folder for use in Sonar X3 but latency seems to be an issue when I have 4-6 guitar tracks with PR as a plugin effect.

What should I do or check so that when I am recording guitar it is the signal that I hear from Peavey ReValver?

Are there any FX that will create volume pedal swell effect while recording guitar?

Is there a way to set up a compressor or limiter, flanger or other so that while recording straight into my DAW (Studio One) I can get the feel of a guitar volume pedal ( as I don't have a pedal)? I know once I'm editing I can do fade ins and fade outs but wondered if there was a way to accomplish the feel while recording? I thought maybe some kind of effect with a slow attack and / or slow release might work?

Thanks.

Recording Guitar using Direct Input

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.

Thanks,
Mat
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