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#1
Ok this PC stuff is all new to me.

Im getting a guitar port. In the mean time, i have a 1/4 - 1/8th adapter plugged into my pc with guitar etc. Have checked line in volumes etc, no sound though ! Do i have to use software so I hear the sound, if so whats some good freeware?
#2
the guitar sends a very very weak electric signal, that is in a completely different format from what the mic port reads. you can connect to your amp and then your computer, or wait for the guitar ort.
#3
hmmm i am using line in which should be suited to this connection, not mic which is not. i dont have an amp here.

what im asking is, how do i playback the sound, lets forget whether it will work or not, what app can i play the sound back through, freeware.
#4
Can't buddy, unless you have a pre-amp.

OR: you can set your guitar volume knob to max, and hope that the signal will be high enough, check the impedances, watch out, your speakers might blow up.
#5
so many links on the net say it can be done, and my mate said hes doing it.
#6
Quote by fiztech
hmmm i am using line in which should be suited to this connection, not mic which is not. i dont have an amp here.

what im asking is, how do i playback the sound, lets forget whether it will work or not, what app can i play the sound back through, freeware.

I don't think there's any preamp freeware. You could torrent a modeling program such as GuitarRig (which, btw, is freakin great) and it might work.
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#8
i dont know whyit wouldnt be possible. as for playback, if you just want simple playback/recording, try audacity
#9
go to "volume control" on your computer and under options slecet "properties" and make sure "input monitor" is seleted and turned up, if that still doesnt work, go to properties again and select "recording" instead of playback and it takes you to your input controls, select w/e you're using and turn it up, some sounds cards have boost too, you have to enable "advanced" from the options menu
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#10
who said it wont work? it works lol

seems i have an issue with my cord or the connection in my guitar
#11
i have guitarport and riffworks package...you need the riffworks to hear your guitar buddy.
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#12
of course it works. audacity is great program for recording and playback, like said.


and u need to check ur guitar input.

the little metal arm might not be grabbing the plug tip.
or the jack might be getting loose.


you can remove the plate insert the cord and see if it catches. if not u can bend in the arm a little.


to get more threads of the plug on the outside of the plug, u need to remove the plate and tighten while holding the inside too. or ull mess up the wires.
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#13
The Mic input is usually muted as a default.

And save up for a Toneport instead of a Guitarport. You'll thank me later .
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#14
jj1565 u legend, will fix it tomorrow, good to see u could understand what i couldnt say hahaha.
#15
no probelm, just check it out, any problems, repost.
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#16
if i have to replace jack, do i need specialised rg one? how much?

thanks !
#17
they are all the same, and pretty cheap. 1/4" jack.
but u probably wont need a new one.



A is the ground, B for the hot wire.
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#18
ok definitely getting connection with the plug tip. the arm on the output socket puts pressure on the cable male end, so it sits there and doesnt fall out, this leaves a gap of about 2mm between the base of the cord tip and the hex bolt which holds the output jack to the base plate. when i push it this further 2mm in i get sound, almost as if there is no circuit without the plug base touching the output jack hex nut.

stumped.
#19
ok just put a washer around the cable prong, so now the cable prong/tip base is flush against the washer and the washer is flush against the guitar out jack and now it works. why on earth would that be?
#20
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i have guitarport and riffworks package...you need the riffworks to hear your guitar buddy.

Not true.

Riffworks is great and an excellent way to record etc. but you don't need it to hear your guitar buddy.

Guitar Port can bought seperately and you'll hear your guitar exactly as you'll hear it with Riffworks.
#22
Quote by fiztech
ok just put a washer around the cable prong, so now the cable prong/tip base is flush against the washer and the washer is flush against the guitar out jack and now it works. why on earth would that be?



either the jack or the cable is the wrong length. isnt connecting at the ground.
i would have said the tip or the ground but u said its touching the tip at the ring.
anyway, if it happens with all cables then its the jack, just that cable and its the plug.
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#23
u mean its suppose to touch the black ring on the male cord plug? (which would make sense)
#24
the curve in the jack arm kind of just locks into the gap in the plug, doesnt sit on the black circle.
#25
no i think as long as it clicks into that little notch its making contact with the ring by touching the metal next to it.

still, it also needs to be snug at the rim of the input too. seems like thats where ur plug is too long, and u need the washer to make contact at the rim. (ground.)

ive seen a good picture explaining this once. let me try to find it.

but in the mean time, see if u can buy or borrow another cable, see it it fits in there better.
if not either go with the washer at the nut (no harm) and a gripped washer will even prevent the nut from ever getting loose anyway.
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#26
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Not true.

Riffworks is great and an excellent way to record etc. but you don't need it to hear your guitar buddy.

Guitar Port can bought seperately and you'll hear your guitar exactly as you'll hear it with Riffworks.


I stand corrected.
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#27


i cant find it, so ill steal this pic from Madpickin. anyway in the first picture, ull see the disected input. and how ur plug isnt making contact in the correct spots.
maybe ground, or hot or both, unless u add the washer.
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#28
oh man u totally get the concept of a forum, if only i could refer the "searcg google" noob posters to this quality thread.

would the fact im going from a mono source to the 1/8th adapter being stereo be causing a problem?
#29
is it a stereo plug? the kind with two rings?

not sure, but u should be using a mono guitar plug, and then to input into the computer u use an adapter 1/4" to 1/8"



which i think u have.
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#31
thats not going to be the problem. if it was the wrong adapter, you wouldnt get any sound at all, no matter how u moved the guitar input.
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#32
i definitely think its the output jack now.

i have bought a roland micro cube, plugged guitar in, no sound unless i use the washer trick.

how hard is it to replace the output jack, any posts detailing the process? would seem easy enough...
#33
well just like in that pic above, u desolder the two wires. and then resolder them onto the new jack and screw it onto the plate.

takes about 10 mins. i can be really specific if u need additional help.

depends where u live but u can buy a 1/4" jack at stewmac.com, or most other online music stores.
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#34
I heard you can even hook up to your dvd player and it works too but just don't sound good.
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#35
i dont understand though why it wont work when both wires a securely soldered on. nothing seems to be broken.
#36
Dude, you gotta get a preamp, you cant go from your guitar into a 1/8 converter into your computer.

You got no amp.

Get a tonelab, me-50 or some****, and go from the lines out of that into your comp.
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#37
i am using an amp, a roland. and yes i can go from 1/4 to 1/8 into a soundcard without preamp. the issue is the jack.
#38
man you guys are seriouly retarded.. to threadstarter i had the same problem, heres what to do:

search google for GOLDWAVE, download it.

take the 1/4" jack and plug it into the recorder part of the amp.

look in the back of your computer where ur speakers are plugged in, theres 3 1/8" plugins, u gotta test each one.

plug ur guitar into the amp, turn the amp on.

now open goldwave, and click on new or w/e.

click on the record button and start playing, (turn ur amp volume to about 6, and ur guitar volume to 10.)

play for like 10 seconds then stop. click play. if you dont hear anything just mess around with record options.

eventually you will get it, i gaurentee it. just pm if u want a FULL tutorial.
#39
^before you call everyone retarded READ THE THREAD.

HE'S HAVING A JACK PROBLEM.

what is wrong with u some of guys, can someone please read the thread.

and maybe its just the contact with that wire in the jack, did u get to try a different wire yet?
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#40
u mean a different lead? yeah tried another let.

this might sound dumb, but i have never really looked, do all 1/4 guitar leads come with the black channel ring near the tip of the plug?
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