#1
Okay, I want to record covers for YouTube in even better sound quality than they are now. Currently, I Mic my amp, but I heard about direct recording so I decided to try it out. I just plugged my guitar into my amp, then I ran a chord from the PA (Input and Output don't matter in this case) and ran it through a tuner so I can attach a chord that has a larger headphone jack (like a guitar chord jack) on one side and a standard headphone jack on the other side so It would plug into the microphone port on my computer, but when I record for some reason there is this super annoying buzzing sound that is really loud. I can hear my guitar over it, but it is over distorted. Anyway, I was wondering if there is any way to remove the buzzing w/o buying like a pod or a preamp.


_____________
____|____A___|_____________To Guitar ->
____|____M___| Guitar Jack:----------------------->
____|_____P__| PA Input/Output:----------------------------|=|----------------------------->
_____________________________________Tuner -^___ To Comp. Mic Input


If anyone can help that would be great!!!
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Last edited by Les0Paul at Jun 13, 2008,
#2
Do you think it might have something to do with the tuner getting in the way? Maybe buying a 1/4" to 1/8" converter thing at radioshack would solve the problem. They're only like $3.
#3
could be anything in the chain. Before u go unplugging stuff make sure everything is grounded. I have to ground my laptop to get rid of the annoying buzz. Even when its grounded there's still a little buzz just because my card sucks. Just get some wire and some sorta clips, connect to gear, and then connect the other end to a wall socket screw or something. hope it works 4 u
#4
Quote by Free Time
could be anything in the chain. Before u go unplugging stuff make sure everything is grounded. I have to ground my laptop to get rid of the annoying buzz. Even when its grounded there's still a little buzz just because my card sucks. Just get some wire and some sorta clips, connect to gear, and then connect the other end to a wall socket screw or something. hope it works 4 u


I don't understand what you mean by "Ground"?
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#5
I get a lot of buzzing when i play near my computer. Might it be something like that?
#6
All grounding means is that the electricity has a place to stop. This means plugging into surge protectors or power conditioners.

And your chain is ridiculously complex. I suggest this:

Guitar - Tuner - Amp input

Amp output - Computer. Both the amp and computer are plugged into a surge protector. Furman's a top brand for audio-specific protectors.

Eventually, you'll want a nicer sound card or interface. These can be very cheap.
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#7
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I get a lot of buzzing when i play near my computer. Might it be something like that?


I get the same thing. I know a lot of other people who have the same problem, because the pickups on the guitar catch sound waves from all electronic devices.
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