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Oliver
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Can I safely use the preamp output of an electric violin as a mic input into a computer?  Assume volume low enough not to blow speakers smile

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I think (maybe) that the Moblie IS in a fact a preamp and USB connection intended for instruments that may have a pickup but no onboard preamp. 

My e violin does have a builtin preamp so I figure I might go straight in without another interface ?   duncecap

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Fiddlerman
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July 26, 2011 - 7:12 pm
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Give it a try Oliver.

  • Go to System Preferences under the apple menu.
  • Choose Sound (Hardware)
  • Under the Sound Effects menu 
    Use audio port for: Sound Input 
  • Go to Input next to effects and Output
  • Plug-in and play your violin while checking Input level. Adjust it so that when you play loudest the meter is about 3/4 the way.

If you want you can simply open QuickTime Player and choose New Audio Recording under the File menu. Press the red circle icon and stop when finished. Save the file somewhere that you can find it easily like the Desktop, Music, or Documents.

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Also, if you try to record with the meter 80-100% of the way, you'll experience clipping. I suggest even lower...say 60%. You can always amplify it with post processing.

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