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Hey again, another quesiotns,
I want to record guitar to the iMac, but i cant get it to work,
this is what i do,
plug the lead (with a 1/4 to 1/8 adapter) into the in audio, changed some settings but it doesnt work, i also tried going thru my amp, but that didnt work either, can someone give me some better instructions or something about how to do this?
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eddy
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What program are you using?
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sorry, im using garageband.
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Go to System Prefs>Sound>Make sure that "internal audio" is selected.

Go to GarageBand>Preferences>Audio/MIDI>Make sure that the "input" is set correctly.

Make sure that the volume and tone knobs on your strat(or whatever) are up all the way.

You don't need an amp in between because the audio power draws its own power from your guitar.
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Thanks a bunch zepp!!!!!!
yay i got it working thanks to you
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cheers buddy
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No prob
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Do you have any effect pedal of some kind, like a Wah Wah or a distortion pedal etc.?
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yeh i do, distortion, would that make a better sound or somwthing?
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Yeah if you just plug it in to your mac staright you'll get a dull flat sound, but it you plug it into your pedal and then your pedal into your mac. The Pedal works like a preamp. DON"T USE THE DISTORTION. just use the pedal without turnng it on. Also don't use your real amp because your get that buzzing sound from the pickups.
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lol i had the same problem until about 2 months of ****ing about i finally looked in the sys preffs and fixed it

i don't have a pedal but am thinking about getting the boss ME-50
can you reccomend this
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