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What converter do I need
Just bought a pickup, looking for an adapter.
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rczeien
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June 7, 2014 - 10:20 pm
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Hello,

 

I just bought a pickup, and I'm looking for an adapter so I can feed the audio into my computer. I bought a Cherub CRP-60V violin pickup and it comes with a 1/2 inch input jack. I'm looking for an adapter so I can plug it into my computer's sound card.

 

I'm somewhat confused about mono vs stereo in these cases. What should I buy?

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.... I take it you meant a 1/4 inch jack? (hopefully!) - let's use metric - the 1/4 inch jack  plug is same as a 6.35mm jack plug.  Your computer will (almost certainly) have a 3.5mm socket.

An off-the-shelf cable something like this would do the trick - although my own configuration is somewhat different (just happened to have various bits and pieces lying around that connect together to arrive at the same answer... LOL)

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  Don't concern yourself over-much about the "mono-stereo" issue - the jack plug from your pick-up will be mono - BUT - that simply feeds the same signal into both the left and right channels in a stereo environment - you can largely ignore the mono/stereo issue...  and I guess depending on what software you're using to record, you may get the choice of merging/mixing down, or even, although the "physical input" is stereo, you can choose to record in mono - it really isn't an issue for recording form a single source....

Hope that helps...

Search for things like "3.5mm Jack plug to 6.35mm jack socket cable"

Bill

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@BillyG  is totally right.

The two plugs are very common. And as he says, the stereo bit is not an issue, unless you are playing two violins rofl

You will find what you need at a local shop, or even cheaper, on eBay :)

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Yeah, I mean quarter inch. I was thinking they were referring to length. Now that I look, it's even longer than an inch.

I found and ordered something. Thanks.

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'kk @rczeizen - yes - the "size" ( 1/4 inch or 6.35 mm)  - refers to the outer-diameter of the plug and equally, to the internal diameter of the socket, and not its length.

It's all good - tell us how it goes - just wondering about the pickup - sometimes, the cheap ones (not suggesting yours IS - but some which I have tried, and eventually binned, have a very low output and need a pre-amp to "match" them to the standard "line-input" expected levels and impedance ... but that is another issue entirely...)

Anyway, suggest, get your cable first, then do keep us advised if you have further issues... post here and one of us will be able to assist...

Cheers,

Bill [ who would love to be able to play two violins at same time....  even better, would like to play ONE properly first.....   grrrrrrrrrrrrrr   grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....   grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!! haaaaaaaaa - we all suffer together.. LOL @Ferret ]..

...heads off to watch Canadian Grand Prix..... later folks....

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Fiddlerman
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June 10, 2014 - 11:25 pm
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rczeien said
Yeah, I mean quarter inch. I was thinking they were referring to length. Now that I look, it's even longer than an inch.

I found and ordered something. Thanks.

Did you get your cable yet?

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