#1
Righto, I've got this bit of wood with 6 strings - and I want to record me playing it.

I've got my computer, I've got my guitar and I've got my audio interface.
The guitar isn't recording, I can record through a mic, but not directly through guitar.

I'm guessing this is because of power - the guitar needs some sort of power from somewhere. Do I need to put it through some sort of pre-amp before it will record? I can record my electro-acoustic into the interface, but its got batteries, hence why I guessed the electric isn't working due to lack of electricity.

So yea... any help guys and girls? Just wondering what the different solutions are...

Thanks for any help,
-Tommmo
#2
if your guitar amps got a headphones or output jack then simply buy a cable that you can insert into there and then the other end into the microphone socket on your computer. i dunno where you live but in england you can buy them in places like dixons and most have an adaptor with them for use with your amp type jack.
#3
Yea, I know you can do that. I'm not at home now though so I don't have a decent amp here, I've just been looking for another solution. It's ok though, because I found an old (very old) guitar preamp which was knocking around my study. I basically just needed any sort of powered bridge between my guitar and my interface.
#4
you can first attach it through an effect pedal,and then plug the pedal into the computer
Wolv
#5
Yup, the problem is I just don't have any effects pedals here. They are all at my student home, not here

Thanks for all the help guys
#6
Yes a preamp would work,but what kind of audio interface do you have.because most have preamps built in.
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#7
It's an Edirol UA-25. It's not just for guitar, its an all purpose audio interface, so no.. it doesn't have a pre-amp build into it. Let the thread die now! Thanks.