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angpark
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March 11, 2013 - 4:54 am
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I recently bought a Cecilio electric violin, and so far all I've been able to do is play with the headphones in. I'd like to start recording on my MacBook Pro (Garage Band), but I'm lost as to what kind of cord is used to make the connection. I'm a total noob with electric instruments. Help!

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You should be able to use 3.5mm to 3.5mm male on both ends, you can pick one up at Walmart or Radioshack.

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It looks like my computer only has the headphone jack. Will that still work or will I have to get a USB converter?

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3.5mm is a standard headphone jack. Should work without a converter just fine.

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This might be a really dumb question, but... Which jack on the violin should the 3.5mm go in? There are three - line out, mic, and phone. I've got my headphones plugged into the phone jack, so I've tried both line out and mic for the cable, but GarageBand doesn't seem to pick up on the sound. Am I doing something wrong...?

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The "line out" of the violin will usually be your best choice, if you have it.  Ideally into the "line in" of your computer, if you have that option.  I don't know Garageband, so I can't give any ideas on that.  You'll need one of the "Mac Mavens" of the forum to help you troubleshoot that, I think.

 

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Ah okay. Thank you! I've been Googling it, and it seems like I'm supposed to change the sound setting to 'Input line-in' instead of 'Built-in internal microphone', but I don't have the option to do that...

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You have that option under the Apple menu to the far left top corner -> System Preferences -> Sound (located under the Hardware menu)

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If you only have a headset plug in on the Mac it is for output to headphones only.  A 3.5mm jack to usb might work.

Something like this   http://www.walmart.com/ip/jWIN.....l/20440038

Did you Cecilio come with the 3.5mm to 1/4" cord.  If so you can use if you get a downsize adapter  or buy a new cord for it.  Make sure you get one that is for the microphone.  Radio Shack may have the stuff you need.  Take the violin with you if you go there.  Hope this helps a bit.

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