can i play real time using a damage control tube pedal as a preamp? like, similar to using toneport
Sure. Any pedal can work as a preamp of sorts. Plug the output of it to the input (line-in, it should be blue) of your sound card. If it's not an integrated one (ie, not an actual card, but an inseparable part of your motherboard), expect some latency when recording (in other words, your timing will be off a bit).
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