Generally, a guitar connection to a Mac looks like this:

Mac, adapter and guitar connected together

Let’s see how it’s done in detail.

Step 1 of 4

Get a guitar adapter or an external audio card

To connect a guitar, you need a special guitar adapter or an external audio card. These devices turn guitar sound into a data that can be read by your Mac.

Note: we suggest to use guitar adapters or external audio cards that use a USB port for connection—they provide a much better sound quality and almost zero feedback comparing to regular guitar adapters.

Step 2 of 4

Сonnect the adapter or the audio card to your Mac

Use a connection guide that came with your device. Each device has its own connection scheme, but the general rule is to plug the device into a USB port or the headphone jack on your Mac.

If your adapter has a volume control, be sure it's not set to zero.

Step 3 of 4

Connect guitar to adapter or audio card

Use any guitar cable with 1/4" jack. For example, like this one:

Plug one end of the cable into your guitar, and the other end into the adapter or audio card.

Step 4 of 4

Set up the input device in Tonebridge

Click the "Input settings" button on the preset page, then select your device in the list of Input devices.

That's it! Your guitar should be connected now, and you can start playing.

Decrease the volume on your Mac before choosing an input device due to possible feedback and noise.