#1
Guys, im facing a problem for quite some time now. I cannot buy a sound card right now and as it happens I play my guitar connecting it to the mic input of my pc. Now, it comes out from only one channel. Any way of getting it out via both channels, any software or some tricks? I can record it into cubase with the help of ASIO, but i need to play it in both channels along with songs while I'm out of cubase. any solutions will be helpful.
#2
Your only option is to get an interface. Sorry.
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#3
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1541771

The cheapest recommendation can be had for under £10. There is no excuse for not doing this properly.

What you are attempting to do will never result in anything good and has been known to damage the PC's input.
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#5
Quote by sam.mortar
Guys, im facing a problem for quite some time now. I cannot buy a sound card right now and as it happens I play my guitar connecting it to the mic input of my pc. Now, it comes out from only one channel. Any way of getting it out via both channels, any software or some tricks? I can record it into cubase with the help of ASIO, but i need to play it in both channels along with songs while I'm out of cubase. any solutions will be helpful.



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1) Like someone said, you can damage your soundcard or equipment by doing this.
I was a noob once, who thought I was a genius for using a 1/4 adapter to plug my guitar in. Guess what. My line input is dead now.

2) Mic input? Really? I mean, even though you shouldn't do it at all, if you have a line input, you could at least use that over mic input.
Mic in has a preamp built into it that will result in both annoying circuit feedback that happens for no reason when your volume is high (distortion on an amp sim).
Also the frequency response is garbage.

Let me humor you and show you why. First is my guitar direct from my M-audio FTP. every other is Microphone input replaying the same riff/ amp sim setup:

http://soundcloud.com/clay-man-2/mic-input-is-shit-and-heres-why

If you're broke as shit, go get a behringer guitar link thing. Those are literally only 10 dollars.
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Davison SG
Line 6 Variax 600
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Last edited by Clay-man at Jul 25, 2014,
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Quote by sam.mortar
http://soundcloud.com/clay-man-2/mic-input-is-shit-and-heres-why


Thanks a lot clayman. I understand the difference completely now.

And are you talking about this one? http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/UCG102.aspx

That's the one that's mentioned in the interfaces sticky. If you shop around, you can find unbranded versions of it cheaper than the Berhinger version.
Gibson LP Traditional, LP GT, LP Studio, SG Standard x2
Barber Tone Press > EHX Worm >TC Polytune > MXR Custom Badass 78 > EXH Glove > EHX East River Drive > Zoom G3 > TC Spark Mini Booster
Laney VC30
Marshall TSL602
Jet City JCA22H
.
My SoundCloud
#9
If you're going to spend that sort of money, you'd be better off buying one of the better recommended interfaces from the sticky.
Gibson LP Traditional, LP GT, LP Studio, SG Standard x2
Barber Tone Press > EHX Worm >TC Polytune > MXR Custom Badass 78 > EXH Glove > EHX East River Drive > Zoom G3 > TC Spark Mini Booster
Laney VC30
Marshall TSL602
Jet City JCA22H
.
My SoundCloud
#10
Get something better than my M-Audio. I got mine because I thought it would be good. The noise floor is poor for the price.

I was simply stating, there's no excuse to plug into mic-in or line-in.
If you're poor, you could get the unbranded Guitar Link (Sorry I thought it was behringer):

http://dynamic.focalprice.com/CG018B/USB_Guitar_Link_Cable_Black.html?utm_source=CS&utm_medium=GM_US&utm_campaign=CS_GM_US_CG018B&source=CS_PLA_US&gclid=CjwKEAjwgMieBRCB3bqB94e9lD4SJABW3sTNa2wi81VYL2mUnAwMdT14-LAq5QgX-Zvwn_29x7d5UBoCPPzw_wcB


ANYTHING other than mic-in.
Guitars:
Davison SG
Line 6 Variax 600
Line 6 JTV 69s
Squier Classic Bibe Telecaster Thinline