software preamp ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dusty, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. dusty macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2004
    as in a software item that would sit between the mac's built-in line input and GB and provide amplification appropriate for an acoustic guitar pickup. (I can get the signal into GB ok but could sure use just a bit more signal)
    Has anyone ever heard of such an animal?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Bruce Lee, PhD macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2004
    The problem you're seeing is in the hardware, unfortunately. To bring the signal up to a level where your Mac can make best use of it, you'll need a hardware preamp.

    If you don't care so much about noise, you might try to find a way to normalize the signal once it has been recorded. This is the closest thing to a 'preamp' in software, although it's not a preamp in any sense of the word. It'll just boost the signal and any noise it contains. Still, it might be what you're looking for.
  3. Harald4 macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2004

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