#1
Please answer me this questinon: How is it possible to listen to what you're recording while recording it?

I'm playing an electric guitar plugged into a Zoom G2 Multi Effect which is plugged into the computer's Mic-In (the pink colored hole.) and using Reaper to record.
I only know how to record, then I listen to the results with earphones, but during the recording itself all I can hear is the actual accoustic sound the strings are making.

But how do you get live sound through the computer while recording, or even outside of recording?
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#2
Maybe get a splitter and plug in to an amp or headphones.

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#3
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Maybe get a splitter and plug in to an amp or headphones.


That should probably work.
But then I won't be hearing what the computer is actually recording right? because then signal the earphones will be recieving won't be the one that's already gone through the computer's "insides".

I just can't believe there's no "live sound" option in any program capable of recording.
Or is there?
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#4
You need to turn on monitoring in Reaper while. I ain't used Reaper for ages so I've forgotten where it is, download the manual and it should be in there.
In Audacity it's one of the options in Preferences.
#5
Thank you very much! it worked!
Though with hight lag...what are my options on reducing lag?
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#6
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Though with hight lag...what are my options on reducing lag?


Buy an audio interface and step into a real recording environment
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#7
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Buy an audio interface and step into a real recording environment


If I get into it more seriously, I will.
Do you recommend getting a FireWire one? or is the lag with USB negligible?
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#8
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If I get into it more seriously, I will.
Do you recommend getting a FireWire one? or is the lag with USB negligible?


If all you plan on is recording 2-4 tracks, you'll be fine with USB.
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#9
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If all you plan on is recording 2-4 tracks, you'll be fine with USB.


You mean 2-4 tracks simultaneously?
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#10
A good (and relatively cheap) audio interface to look at is the M-Audio Fast track pro.

Really good and with the laptop (which isn't too good) i'm running on i hardly get any lag (or latency) issues.