RCA with 1/4 Other End...
Posted on Jan 13, 2004 03:31 pm
Member Since: Jan 12, 2004
OK..here is what may be a dumb question but Im new so Im gonny ask it anyway!!
I have a cable with the red and white RCA on one end and the 1/4 jack on the other, which I got with my old Tascam 4 track (MK2).
Anyway, can I plug such a chord into:
My guitar >>> a soundcard with RCA?? Or will this just knacker the signal?
Also could I plug the 1/4 into a Behringer ProAmp2 (guitar amp sim) and fire the RCA into a soundcard?
IF so, Im off to get the new soundcard so many folks are advising me to buy!!
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Jan 13, 2004 03:35 pm guitar > sound card
Can you? yes
Should you? NO...icky signal (spits on ground)
amp sim> sound card
can you? yes
Should you? well, it's how I do it...not saying that makes it right, but that is kinda what amp sims are for.
Jan 13, 2004 04:04 pm So, if I use the 1/4 into Ampsim and the rca into the sound card you recommended this is the best config (other than having a mixer)?
I assume the signal will be better than having what I have now i.e. 1/4 from amp sim to 1/4 (with 3.5mm convertor) straight into Line In on the soundcard?
Ack, all I want to do is record some good tunes man! At the rate Im gettin on, I'll be all old and wrinkly and still never recorded a #1!!!
Cheers again dB, your advice is pure magic!!
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Jan 13, 2004 09:23 pm Yes, the fewer connectors and adapters you use the better. Each connection ie:adapter and cable you use can add some degradation to the signal. So it is best to use as few cables or adapters as possible.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
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