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Can some peopel link me to expamples of the kind of cable i'm best to get for recording the VAMP into a laptop? Guitar center was all out of cables and didn't seem to know anyhow...

Do I record using the USB? Whats the deal? I'm so confused!!!!!! PLEASE BE SPECIFIC, FOR I AM A MORON!

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Yngwies Donuts said:
Can some peopel link me to expamples of the kind of cable i'm best to get for recording the VAMP into a laptop? Guitar center was all out of cables and didn't seem to know anyhow...

Do I record using the USB? Whats the deal? I'm so confused!!!!!! PLEASE BE SPECIFIC, FOR I AM A MORON!

Thanks guys,
I just recenty purchaced a Midaman 1x1 Uno that is a good good on to use. It is a midi in midi out to usb. Or you could use a standerd guitar cable into the mic in on your sound card(Not as clean a sound.) Now I do know that at www.behringer.com you can get mixers that are made for home recording that are like conventional mixers only made for computer recording. One and 4/6 channells from 39.99 to 59.99. That is what I do (Run through a mixer.) The link to look into the midiman cable is http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_id/89449.
They run about 39.00. Now if you wanted to try to get it cheaper go to ebay. Thats what I did. And also the midiman cable will help allow you to use the vamp editing software. Hope this helps. :mix:
 

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The V-AMP2...

The V-AMP2 doesn't play audio or send it via midi or USB. The MIDI input/output is for editing/switching patches/banks etc. To record to a PC, you would use a cable with 2 male RCA (phono) Plug > one 1/8 male phono jack.

You can use this cable from radio shack, or one like it:
http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CTLG%5F007%5F002%5F003%5F009&product%5Fid=42%2D2551

You just hook the two RCA jacks into your V-AMPs outputs and the 1/8" jakc into the LINE IN on your sound card. Thats it. Then you choose the LINE IN input in whatever program you are going to record with. If you don't have a good one, Google 'Audacity' it is a good freeware recording app.


Hope that helps.

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I'm 100% sure that you cannot use the USB for recording with a V-amp. Another cable other than the RCA option is simply a stereo 1/4" male plug on one end (you plug it into the V-amp's headphone jack) to a mini male plug that goes into your soundcard......which you can also get at jap shack.

As stated above...the MIDI/USB is only for control of the settings with the editor software. The reason why this is confusing is becasue the Line 6 port and the POD XT have built in ADC's (analog to digital converters) so they do actually send the sound to the computer via USB....but the current V-amps do not.
 

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I tried with the 1/4 on one end going out of the vamp, and the 1/8 going into the laptop... The results were pretty bad....



I don't understand where I would plug the RCA inot the VAMP2? I don't see any 1/8 openings?


should i get an RCA with 2 1/4's (to go into L and R of the vamp) and a 1/8th to go into the laptop?


Please let me know
Thanks so much for hte help
 

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I tried with the 1/4 on one end going out of the vamp, and the 1/8 going into the laptop... The results were pretty bad....



I don't understand where I would plug the RCA inot the VAMP2? I don't see any 1/8 openings?


should i get an RCA with 2 1/4's (to go into L and R of the vamp) and a 1/8th to go into the laptop?


Please let me know
Thanks so much for hte help
The V-amps headphone jack should work perfectly, but you might have to keep the volume turned down. I sold mine to EJ and I think that is how he is recording with it....and the results are perfectly fine.
 

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Hook a a 1/4 adaptor to the headphone jack on the VAmp, connect a 1/8 cable to the adaptor and connect the other piece into your sound card line in. Now your Vamp should be connected to the laptop. Now hook up headphones to the headphone jack of the laptop. Now you have to things connected to the laptop, you have the Vamp and headphones. Plug in your guitar into the Vamp. Turn on your recording software.

Now as you play through the Vamp, the Vamp will go into the laptop. Play along with a backing track, which is also only on the laptop. You will hear both through the headphones, but the sources will be separate in your recording so you will only record the guitar even though you are playing with the BT. Make sense?

Click on my boom box and listen to some of my tunes, as VHFan mentioned, going through the headphone jack works perfectly. :thumb:
 

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DUDE, my bad!
It should have been a MALE 1/4" PLUG - MALE 1/8" PLUG cable. I was posting here from work, and I guess I should know better than to try to multitask - not enough brain bandwidth to go around. I use the 2 RCA jacks - 1 1/8" to go from my mixer outs to my PC when I am mic'ing my amp to record that way.

The V-AMP2 just uses L/R 1/4" outs, so you can either combine them into a mono signal, or just go from the left one to the LINE IN on your PC to record.

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Amra said:
DUDE, my bad!
or just go from the left one to the LINE IN on your PC to record.

Amra
No no no. I tried it this way as well as found I was losing a a ton of tone and volume. Go through the headphone jack as suggested. Why make it more difficult? :dunno:
 

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DUDE, my bad!
It should have been a MALE 1/4" PLUG - MALE 1/8" PLUG cable. I was posting here from work, and I guess I should know better than to try to multitask - not enough brain bandwidth to go around. I use the 2 RCA jacks - 1 1/8" to go from my mixer outs to my PC when I am mic'ing my amp to record that way.

The V-AMP2 just uses L/R 1/4" outs, so you can either combine them into a mono signal, or just go from the left one to the LINE IN on your PC to record.

Amra
Do you think it would be best for em to get one with two 1/4's on theo ne end (for the L/R slots) and a 1/8th on the other end (for my PC)?

Rather than running just one 1/4 through the phones output?
 

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Do you think it would be best for em to get one with two 1/4's on theo ne end (for the L/R slots) and a 1/8th on the other end (for my PC)?

Rather than running just one 1/4 through the phones output?
No....and don't use just the left side....why record in mono? Make sure both ends of your cable are stereo....do you know how to tell the difference?
 

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No....and don't use just the left side....why record in mono? Make sure both ends of your cable are stereo....do you know how to tell the difference?
You have more patience than I do! Why do I even waste my time? :dunno: :lol:
 

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No....and don't use just the left side....why record in mono? Make sure both ends of your cable are stereo....do you know how to tell the difference?
I'm sorry, but at this point i'm very confused, because of asll of the different options thath ave been thrown up

VHfan, can you go to radioshack.com and link me to the best option?


Thank you!!!
 

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Yngwies Donuts said:
I'm sorry, but at this point i'm very confused, because of asll of the different options thath ave been thrown up

VHfan, can you go to radioshack.com and link me to the best option?


Thank you!!!
As VHFan told you, I have his and I use it the way that works very well. You must not have understood that. Donut, read and re-read my post so you know what to go buy. If it is this difficult for you, you might want to just hold off for a while until it make more sense :thumb:

In fact print out my post and take it to Radio Shcak and they will help you if they are patient!
 

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Jalap---- I'm sorry, some how that one post slipped by me.

I thank you for your patience.

I really appreciate it.

i think a lot of my confusion was coming from the impressio nthat i could use the USB for recording.


I really appologize for the rough start.

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OK...you need 2 parts:

This plug's into the V-amp headphone jack

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&product%5Fid=274-367

and then you need another cable with 1/8" stereo plugs on each end...which they will have.

Or and EJ suggested, just take the V-amp down there and tell them you want to go from the headphone jack to your computer's sound card in stereo and they will hook you up.
 

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If you're just trying to get some decent sound from your Vamp to a laptop, the best and most simple way is certainly to use the headphones output.

However there are certain benefits in using the left and right Line outs: you can use different modes (explained in the manual) and you get more natural "as it is" sound. The headphones outputs in all equipment are usually tuned with some eq to make it sound better. This is ok if you just want to listen what you're playing, but if you're recording, it might be better to fix the eq manually in the recording software.

But like I said: if you are not aiming very high and are using a laptop, use the headphones output. The integrated soundcard probably won't let you notice much or any difference.
 
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