Sound issues.

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by bicko19, Dec 9, 2007.

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  1. bicko19

    bicko19 Guest

    Hi all.

    I am trying to do some home recordings by plugging my equipment straight into my computer.

    To get this to work properly, I have to do it in a very round about way.

    I am running my guitar through a Boss ME-50 pedal with the guitar amp output lead plugged into my computer speakers secondary input. The first input is taken out of the audio input of the computer and plugged into the mic input.

    I am using ACID PRO 6 to record.

    My problem is at normal volume, the frequency's too high and the audio clips badly. The only way I have found to fix this, is turning the volume right down on the guitar, meaning I have to crank the speakers, but can still barely hear it. I am still forced to play softly. And when using distortion of effects, even with the lowest volume I can get it still peaks too high.

    Is there anyway I could change the set up so it doesn't clip, or is it a hardware problem. I am only using the standard mic input the computer came with (my computer is boardering 10 years old :().

    If you need the specs of the computer, how could I get a run down of them?


  2. HansAm

    HansAm Active Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    Your audiointerface is probably not suited for the signal you feed it.

    long story short.

    You would benefit from a "pro" audio interface that either have a mic and a mic input or a "Low-Z"/"instrument" input.

    If you just want to document what you are doing i would recomend a cheap-o computer mic, computer mic input and place the mic close to the guitaramp.
    This will not sound great. But informative.

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