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An interface for one. You'll need something like a guitar to USB cable and whatnot.
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never seen one go into a laptop but I have seen mine go into a keyboard...u may need a midi adapter cable.
#5
you need a special cord that is the right size to fit into the laptop (mine is the mic outlet)
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never seen one go into a laptop but I have seen mine go into a keyboard...u may need a midi adapter cable.


You can buy various adapters for computers, something like the Line6 Toneport GX or whatever; all the toneports are USB interfaces. Or you could get a microphone and plug into the line in on your laptop if it has one.
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a cable and a little 1/4 => 1/8" adapter.
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never seen one go into a laptop but I have seen mine go into a keyboard...u may need a midi adapter cable.


That goes from the amp to the computer, or direct from the guitar jack to the computer?
#10
I could add that a plain guitar-signal through mic/line-in is really weak, and could use a DI-Box before being useful.

Also, if you are considering regularly using your guitar through a computer, you might want to invest in some more 'professional' tools like an M-Audio Fast Track

Know that, when you want to use DSP effects etc on your guitar signal, you'll need an ASIO-supporting soundcard. This allows you to set the latency minimal, so you don't experience (a lot of) delay between playing and hearing.
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a cable and a little 1/4 => 1/8" adapter.


What he said ^^

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#13
I have a follow-up to the original question. First off I know nothing about "midi" stuff and not too much about computers in general, so bear with me. Are you guys saying you can plug a guitar into a computer and hear it through the speakers? Do you need special software? Does the guitar go through the amp and from there connect to the computer?

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Quote by jt51
get a 1/4"->1/8" adapter or a 1/4"->1/8" cable



And then it goes into which port? Does it need software?
#17
Here's another thing. I would like to connect a guitar to the computer (assuming I figure out how that works ), and then have software that converts what I play into sheet music. Not tabs but the real thing. Is there a program that does this?
#18
You need to get a Line 6 Toneport GX, unless you want one of the more expensive ones. I can't help you with your sheet music question though. I don't know if such a program exists.
#19
To the last question:
No, that's virtually impossible.

edit: after reading the post below, indeed, you could get a MIDI interface for your guitar, but that wouldn't be the cheapest
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Quote by jt51
get a 1/4"->1/8" adapter or a 1/4"->1/8" cable


that is all you need if you already have a program (such as garageband if you're a Mac user) however, if you're not a mac user, you will probably need something like a toneport by Line 6
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And then it goes into which port? Does it need software?


It goes into the Mic In port. I use guitar rig but you can use audacity too which is free recording software.
#25
How do I get rid of the delay? I just want to play through my computer with music but this delay is crapping it...

BTW my guitar is plugged into my Boss GT-8 then into my comp.

Thanks in advance
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#26
may i recomend (its also a multi-fx pedal) the zoom g2.1u. itts do the job and u can also add patches that make your guitar sound exactly like any of your fav artists.
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#27
An external sound card to lose the delay, because the built in sound cards usually suck (well atlest my does ). Well that's what the guys at my local guitar shop said.
#28
I run my guitar straight into a Line 6 UX1 toneport. The toneport then connects to my laptop via USB.

To help with the latency issues you can plug your speakers/headphones into the toneport and it acts like an external soundcard.

It also came with Ableton Lite recording software, and a Line 6 amp modeller.
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ok, take a picture of your guitar, then upload the pic on to your computer

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