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Guitar input on audio interface and recording question
Old 1 week ago
Gear Head

Guitar input on audio interface and recording question

most of the 2 channel USB interfaces(2 mic inputs) have a guitar direct jack on the front or
by switch using one of the mic jacks.These are meant for electric guitar,yes?? Usually acoustic guitars are recorded using 2 mics in stereo. If you use the direct input you will only get a mono track,no? Is there a time you would want a stereo electric guitar track and how would you get it??
Old 1 week ago
Gear Head

The jack labeled with a guitar is for electric guitar (and bass as well). It provides high impedance needed to give the true sound of the guitar.

You don’t want to stereo the pure direct recorded electric guitar sound. But what you can do is to split the signal and record both the dry, direct and run it through an amp that’s mic’ed. You can then process the dry signal with amp sim and effects and pan/mix both tracks to taste.

If you record an acoustic guitar, then you could consider experimenting with a stereo recording (use two mic’s). But do watch out for phase issues!
Old 3 days ago
Gear Head

I have recorded with 2 mics for acoustic on a DAT recorder years ago.My DAT recorder is worth about 50$ now and I bought it for 1500$.
Anyway I dont remember any phase issues but I wouldnt have known about them anyway. What are the problems??
Old 2 days ago
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