guitar->mic input=unwanted distortion. solution?

Posted by Wes Morrison on Wed, 09/19/01 - 12:59:32.

My laptop has a microphone input, but no line input. If I plug my guitar directly into it, I get distortion no matter how low I set the input level for the mic in Windows' mixer. Is this caused by an impedence mismatch? Any ideas on what I would need to put inline so I could record it "clean"? Preferably something cheap I could build with a few parts from Radio Shack.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Re: guitar->mic input=unwanted distortion. solution?

try turning the volume on your guitar down. if this does not work, put a variable resistor PARALELL to the guitar signal. if u put it in series it will sound even shittier

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Do not include any spaces in your answer.
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.

Contact | Contents | Privacy Policy | Forum

Copyright © 1999 - 2024 , All Rights Reserved.

Affiliate Notice: As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.