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by BillW
Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: PCI Sound Cards
Replies: 13
Views: 6029

Is there anything I can plug directly into the line-in or mic-in to easily tell if I fried it? Without the need for a pre-amp? That is, if I plug my iPod into the mic-in or line-in, can I simply listen to it in Media Player or something to prove that it works (or prove that it doesn't)? Also - you m...
by BillW
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: PCI Sound Cards
Replies: 13
Views: 6029

I will double check to be sure I don't have anything muted. I tried a couple times running a cord from the headphone out on the amp to the line-in on the card with no sound. I plugged headphones into the amp to be sure it worked - and forgot I had it all the way up. THAT was a flashback to my days i...
by BillW
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Questions on recording guitar or keyboard into Mixcraft 5
Replies: 11
Views: 7247

Thanks Dan for your opinion. I think I'll be happier once I get on Win7 than I am with Vista. Faded - thanks for your inoput also. Certainly true that up to date drivers are critical to making this work. Glad to hear the switch from XP to Win7 went smooth. I'm optimistic that I'll be fine on Win7.
by BillW
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: PCI Sound Cards
Replies: 13
Views: 6029

I know miking the amp is best; but in the interest of peace and quiet in the house (this is a hobby, not a profession) I plug into the computer and monitor with headphones. So my question (again) is Do the more expensive PCI cards need a preamp also? Could I get good results from my Turtle Beach Riv...
by BillW
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: PCI Sound Cards
Replies: 13
Views: 6029

PCI Sound Cards

I get very low recording levels plugging my guitar directly into the line-in or mic-in jacks. (I record that way and monitor with headphones so IÔÇÖm not heard throughout the house.) I tried plugging my amp into the line-in/mic-in plugs by running a cable from the headphone out plug on the amp Ô...
by BillW
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Questions on recording guitar or keyboard into Mixcraft 5
Replies: 11
Views: 7247

IÔÇÖm going to start a more specific thread on PCI cards, but I want to wrap this up first. Many thanks to the people who have responded. The information is very helpful. Eric ÔÇô interesting that XP is the OS of choice. I wish I could get it on my Vista machine. IÔÇÖm sure youÔÇÖre righ...
by BillW
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Questions on recording guitar or keyboard into Mixcraft 5
Replies: 11
Views: 7247

Thank you both for your responses. Greg/Dan/Eric ÔÇô sorry if I misrepresented your views on the PCI vs USB issue. I recall someone saying they used an E-Mu 0202 at a show and I may have mistaken that for an endorsement over PCI. As of today, IÔÇÖm happy with the results IÔÇÖve gotten with ...
by BillW
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Questions on recording guitar or keyboard into Mixcraft 5
Replies: 11
Views: 7247

Questions on recording guitar or keyboard into Mixcraft 5

I've searched through the forums fairly carefully and found a great deal of helpful information. I'd like to summarize it based on my (limited) experience and ask some follow-up questions. I have a Turtle Beach Riviera sound card. I also have two USB devices: an M-Audio Micro (that came with their S...
by BillW
Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Change effects within a given track?
Replies: 1
Views: 1508

Change effects within a given track?

I'm a new user - having just purchased the musicians bundle. Seems very similar to M-Session Audio, but I like the support of VST and VSTi. My question is - can you change an effect within a track? For example, if I'm playing a guitar solo, and in the middle want to turn on or off trmelo, can that b...
by BillW
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Beatcraft
Topic: Tempo not quite right?
Replies: 0
Views: 2576

Tempo not quite right?

I've downloaded the trial version of Beatcraft and it's everythign I hoped it woudl be. However, there is one problem that I hope can be fixed. I am currently using M-Audio Session to record my music via guitar and keyboard. Of course there are far better products out there, but it was inexpensive a...