Newbie questions...

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Lane, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Lane

    Lane Guest


    I've been recording with Cakewalk Guitar Tracks Pro 3 for a while, and since I was sick of the poor sound of the Amplitube plug-in that came with it, I've been trying to record with my V-AMP 2. However, whenever I plug it in, I can only get sound through the left speaker. I am plugging it directly into the line-in on the sound card. I've tried the left and right line-outs on the V-AMP but it made no difference. I had the same problem(sound through only the left speaker) when I plugged my guitar directly into the soundcard. But the recordings would come through both speakers when I added effects. Do I need to run the V-Amp through a mixer first?


  2. twon

    twon Guest

    i think you're only sending 1 side of the signal out.. does the v-amp2 have a stereo unbalanced output or separate left and right outputs?
    if stereo, then use it, just make sure your cable is TRS. if not, get an adapter

  3. Lane

    Lane Guest

    The only outputs the V-amp has are: Left and Right line-out, and headphones. What kind of adapter do I need?


  4. twon

    twon Guest

    what sound card are you using?

    it sounds like your sound card has a stereo 1/4" that you are only using one side of.

    for this you want dual female 1/4" (unbalanced) to stereo 1/4" (also unbalanced)

    but before you buy anything, make sure that the signal isnt hard panned in guitar tracks pro. it could be hard panned left but your effects are panned center

  5. Lane

    Lane Guest

    I have a SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 sound card. The thing is, no matter what I plug into the line-in(guitar, amp, V-amp), I only hear sound through the left channel. Ive checked the balance in the volume control, and its right in the middle. What do you mean by "hard-panned"? The track pan control in Guitar tracks isn't adjusted to the left, if thats what you mean.


  6. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    Jul 18, 2004

    It seems that you are trying to plug mono out from Vamp into stereo (trs) of S.Blaster.

    a) Try to plug in just half of that mono jack (you will find the „knee“)
    b) Change the recording input properties of your DAW (select In L or In R, not the stereo in)

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