Is this possible?

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BrokenTrance
KVRist
311 posts since 25 Nov, 2010

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:01 am

Hay.

I have a electric guitar. I am a very bad player, though. Anyhow. Now i have this guitar connected to this little thing: https://www.zoom.co.jp/products/guitar/ ... sion-pedal then i have it in turn connected to my soundcard: https://mackie.com/products/onyx-usb-interfaces-1 Producer 2 2. But i think i only get acceptable level on the guitar if i crank the volume on the soundcard for the particular channel in question up very much and then it distorts easily. Otherwise very low volume. Do i need amplification before it goes in to the the soundcard? I don't have at the moment.

I hope you understand, if not i will try to explain again.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
53467 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Is this possible?

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:10 am

are you getting enough signal in the zoom to begin with?

does it have a built in headphone socket? how does it sound on headphones, is the guitar loud enough there?

BrokenTrance
KVRist
311 posts since 25 Nov, 2010

Re: Is this possible?

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:18 am

Hay vurt. Thanks for your answer. If i listen through the headphones then it is the same thing basically. If say channel volume is from 1-10 possible, then the sound really kicks in at 9 on the soundcard volume. And then the red light on the soundcard lights(distortion i think then). Tone and volume on guitar is 10, that is full on maximum.

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
24980 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Is this possible?

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:21 am

Make sure you have the input gain & volume output set high enough on the Zoom, and use the hz input on the Onyx if it has one.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
53467 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Is this possible?

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:29 am

yeah sounds like the input gain on the zoom needs upping. this might be a per patch thing or universal, dont know your specific model.

then make sure as tcc mentions the output is turned up too and the right input if available on the onyx.

but you should have everything you need already.

BrokenTrance
KVRist
311 posts since 25 Nov, 2010

Re: Is this possible?

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:45 am

Global level is at highest, but yeah per patch level was low on some checked. I know now :)

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vurt
addled muppet weed
53467 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Is this possible?

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:53 am

8)
hope that sorts it.
have fun :tu:

BrokenTrance
KVRist
311 posts since 25 Nov, 2010

Re: Is this possible?

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:58 am

Thanks for the help, Maestros' :)

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Hink
Rad Grandad
29568 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Is this possible?

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:32 am

:clap:
Albert Einstein may have been a genius but his brother Frank was a monster

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
24980 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Is this possible?

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:35 am

BrokenTrance wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:58 am
Thanks for the help, Maestros' :)
Its cool. Glad you got it sorted :)

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vurt
addled muppet weed
53467 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Is this possible?

Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:39 am

Hink wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:32 am
:clap:
it's what we do 8)
well give assistance and talk nonsense, obvs!

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