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    stugotz74

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    Connecting to PC

    Post by stugotz74 on Mon May 11, 2015 4:48 am

    Hi all. What method should I use to connect GM36 to computer for recording? I don't have the equipment to mic the cabinet.

    Also is there a way I can use just the head, iPad and a set of headphones for setting up and playing without having the cabinet? Thanks in advance
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    bish0p34

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    Re: Connecting to PC

    Post by bish0p34 on Mon May 11, 2015 1:23 pm

    I use an XLR connection right into my interface. Works great for me.

    As for practice, you might be able to plug headphones into the fx loop send. I've never tried it myself, and I don't know how it would sound bypassing the power amp. I doubt it could hurt to try.

    stugotz74

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    Re: Connecting to PC

    Post by stugotz74 on Mon May 11, 2015 1:47 pm

    what do u mean by your interface? The PC?

    I was hoping i could just plug iPad into GM and plug my head phones into iPad, just for tweaking delays etc.
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    bish0p34

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    Re: Connecting to PC

    Post by bish0p34 on Mon May 11, 2015 3:56 pm

    Yeah, lol. I mis-understood. My bad. I don't know if there's any way to do that with just an iPad.

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    Re: Connecting to PC

    Post by stugotz74 on Mon May 11, 2015 4:39 pm

    Well how do u plug xlr into PC?
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    gravydb

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    Re: Connecting to PC

    Post by gravydb on Tue May 12, 2015 8:21 am

    You'll need an interface device. They typically have XLR inputs and then a USB connection to the PC.

    There are many brands/models to choose from, I've been using one of these for the past few years https://www.presonus.com/products/AudioBox-USB . It's very basic but it gets the job done. I've also heard good things about Focusrite http://us.focusrite.com/usb-audio-interfaces .

    You'll also need recording software - the devices typically come with a free version of software. Be prepared for a bit of a learning curve but it will be worth it!

    Note - the Tubemeister and Grandmeister XLR out is a LINE LEVEL signal which is too hot for a typical interface's mic/instrument input. Not only will it sound awful, but you can actually damage the device. Some interfaces can accommodate a line level signal, some cannot. If not, you'll need to attenuate the signal about -40dB (I use an inline attenuator - they are easy to find).

    stugotz74

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    Re: Connecting to PC

    Post by stugotz74 on Tue May 12, 2015 8:40 am

    Gotcha...More stuff to buy....argh


    So i guess no way to hook GM to ipad via midi in's and out's and plug headphones into iPad. Just thinking it'd be a quick way to tweak presets.
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    gravydb

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    Re: Connecting to PC

    Post by gravydb on Tue May 12, 2015 9:16 am

    stugotz74 wrote:Gotcha...More stuff to buy....argh


    So i guess no way to hook GM to ipad via midi in's and out's and plug headphones into iPad. Just thinking it'd be a quick way to tweak presets.

    It's a money pit of a hobby, ain't it? Smile

    I'm not 100% sure but I don't believe it's possible to do that with the iPad. Midi is only sending change commands, not audio.

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