Haha, I have heard a lot of good things about Scarlett tho, and they seem to be popular.
I decided to return the Scarlett solo and get the Scarlett 2i2... I will test this with my original balanced TRS and if no buzzing then happy days.. If it still buzzes I will consider Scarlett bad and buy another brand lol.
The price for the solo plus cabling and ground loop isolator is about the same as the 2i2 (if my original balanced cables dont have any buzzing noise)...
I connected my Scarlett via RCA to XLR cables but was getting a horrible buzzing noise on idle from speakers.
As it doesn't have TRS on the back I couldn't test my original cables to see if it was cabling that was the issue.
I ended up purchasing a set of RCA to TRS cables and a Ground Loop Isolator (£5) from Amazon.
My finding where like this:
Stagg XLR to RCA cables = static buzzing noise on idle Hosa TRS to RCA cables = static buzzing noise on idle Stagg XLR to RCA with Ground Loop device = static buzzing noise on idle Hosa TRS to RCA cables with Group Loop device = NO BUZZING!
I am severly confused as to how this is being caused.
I am still convinced because my Behringer w/ TRS to TRS cables worked fine with no buzzing that if I use the Scarlett Solo because it uses RCA ports I need the ground loop isolator device?
.. but if that was the case why is it still buzzing with isolator using XLR cables...
Positive side though is with the Scarlett drivers I can use BIAS FX2 and Youtube/iTunes at the same time
I use a Behringer UMC22 USB Audio Interface which uses the ASIO4ALL driver.
When I install BIAS FX and change audio settings to DirectSound I can hear the guitar but there is a noticeable lag input. I was told to change it to ASIO4ALL but I don't get any sound using it this way.
I followed a setup video for Scarlett Solo assuming they work the same way but no luck.
This is how I have it connected:
Guitar >> IN PORT on Digitech Drop Pedal OUT PORT on Digitech Drop Pedal >> Mic/Instrument 1 on UMC22 A/I Left and Right Outputs on UMC22 >> Yamaha HS5 (Left and Right monitors)
Can anyone help me set this interface us correctly for guitar playback or do I need to buy a Scarlett instead?
Just purchased a digitech drop to stop me screwing around with tunings all the time lol.
This is my setup:
Jackson RR24 > INPUT of PODXTLIVE PODXTLIVE OUTPUT (MONO) > BEHRINGER UMC22 AUDIO INTERFACE > LEFT AND RIGHT YAMAHA HS5 ACTIVE MONITORS
Where should I plug the Drop in this chain? Anywhere I seem to put it the pedal wont work unless I hold down the TRUE BYPASS button.
Also when I use truebypass I hear my playing being duplicated 1sec after I play, but is that because I have it set up wrong? Its not lag it plays what I want straight away, it just repeats it shortly after.
I noticed when I was putting a 9V battery sometimes into my Jackson RR24 it would need a bit of movement to work. I decided to take the 9V block out and the black and red wire's were no longer attached the block. I soldered them back on (RED = (+) and BLACK (-).
However when I connect the guitar back up I get the original static that the jack has connected to the guitar, but I get no tone or sound from it. It also won't register me tuning it on my PODxt LIVE.
I put the 9V battery into another guitar to test if that had been drained but it was working fine.
Does anyone have any help on what I might have done, I don't see any noticeable wiring loose.
The other week I noticed a problem with one of my KRK Rokit RP5 speakers. Basically I have it plugged into my Line 6 PODxt Live and when I turn it on without any audio playing it makes this horrible loud popping noise and the speaker parts moves in and out constantly after about 5 seconds.
So when I get the strings I should stick something like a 9V battery or spoon to make the bridge level, then just put strings on and tune them to Drop D... and if the bridge stats raising again, then I need to go to the back of the guitar, turn the screws clockwize a couple of turns each screw, then turn it back round and tune again?
I'm sorry im having to ask a newbish question, but ive already snapped two sets of strings today and im losing my f**king mind!!
I have ordered a new set of strings (Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom 10s) and I have my Jackson RR24 guitar all cleaned and ready to go.
What I need help with is:
1) What position should I start the back of the guitar screws at for tuning to Drop D 2) How many strings should I have in it for Drop D / Standard? 3) Where can I get a tutorial/vid that shows me how to string it up properly with no floating etc that doesnt require you to take 1 string off at a time as ive already ripped them all off?
All help is greatly appreciated,
I just want to make sure when I get the 3RD! set I will set this guitar up perfectly to Drop D / Standard and have the setup of it all correct.
I had a set of Not Even Slinkys on my guitar and tuned it between Drop C/B and it was fine.
I wanted to go to Drop D / Standard so I bought a pair of Skinny Top Heavy Bottoms.
Ive now got the strings on but when I try to tune it to Drop D the tremolo is very high up.
I have tried turning the screws in the back of the guitar to the point where they cant screw further/higher up and have even put in 4 springs to try and bring the bridge down but it doesnt seem to be working.
Does anyone know what I can do, im now sitting with it barely staying in Drop D as its going to tight, the gap on the fretboard between strings is alot higher, and the floyd rose tremolo is really high up with the action screwed as far as it can go.
On my Jackson RR24 FR guitar, I have it tuned to Drop C with EB 11s.
At the top of the fret if I play 1,2,3 etc it plays but you hear it as if its banging off of the metal strips but its fine everywhere else on the guitar, if I raise the bridge to get it a little higher so it doesnt make that noise it makes all the frets near the bottom far too high to play.
I can also get the harmonics pretty easy near the top of the guitar but not the bottom.
Can anyone give me any tips or advice on how I can properly balance the guitar so I can get all things top to bottom nice and clean?
I had a set of .11s in my Jackson RR24 and had 4 springs in the back. I played in Drop C which worked perfectly, but when I wanted to go to Drop D the bridge was floating like mad and I had no real way to sort it.
Im getting a new set of strings tomorrow and I just need to know some advise:
1) Can I still get 11s or should I go down to 10s?? 2) If I want to go between Drop C and Drop D without an amazing amount of effort how many springs should be the back of the guitar??
I was just wondering, on my Jackson RR24 I have a FR tremolo and under it there was a thin black foam to stop the screws hitting the woodwork but unfortunatly its got a little scraped etc, can you buy this foam stuff from a spares shop or not?