Recording electro classical guitar via line in

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bazwillrun
KVRist
172 posts since 1 Jun, 2005

Post Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:02 pm

Im sure i've done this in the past without issue.
Have a Yamaha electro classical (Yamaha APX-5NA), with a new battery in it... plugged in to the Line in on a Win 10 pro v 1903 PC
Tried recording in Audacity but cant get a peep.
Have tried all the options Audacity offers (input/ output sources etc) but nada...
Is the output from the guitar circuit enough to drive the Line in on the PC ?...as I say i'm sure ive done this in the past without issue ...I dont have access to any other equipment at the moment so this is the only way.
Thanks

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BertKoor
KVRAF
11335 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: Recording electro classical guitar via line in

Post Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:25 pm

Well, you're sure it was no problem in the past, so I'll take your word for it.

What about the cables / adapters you use? I think there's 1/4" TS jacks on such a guitar (usual guitar cable) but bog-standard soundcards usuallt have 3.5mm mini-TRS (stereo) so some adapters are needed.

An easy test is to touch just the tip of the guitar cable (while disconnected from the guitar ofcourse) which should produce a clearly audible hum.

Maybe the electronics of the guitar developed a fault: broken cable, loose connection...
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bazwillrun
KVRist
172 posts since 1 Jun, 2005

Re: Recording electro classical guitar via line in

Post Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:06 am

Will have to investigate further...did the touch tip test first...as I'm not at home I have to use whats available and theres no other kit here I can use to record (non-musician house)...going to see if theres a multi meter here so i can test cables etc with that...also will try the mic-in on PC as I have also used that in the past. This PC is only a couple of months old so even though possible i would expect the audio ins to be working .
Im stuck here for a couple of weeks, so maybe i might have to get something cheap interface online to get me through and just keep it if i get this stuation again..
Thanks Bert

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