Electric Guitar in Garageband

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DanielDMB, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. DanielDMB macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2010

    I have a question regarding hooking up my electric guitar to Garageband (I still have 09)

    Is a stereo cable supported or does it need to be mono?


  2. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    Garageband can handle up to (I believe) 8 inputs at the same time, so stereo is not a problem. It all depends on what interface you use. How are you planning on connecting your guitar to your Mac?
  3. DanielDMB thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2010
    I have a 1/4" male to 1/8" male cable, but its mono. I wasn't sure if I should have gotten stereo instead of mono.
  4. Nova77 Guest

    May 12, 2011
    If you want to plug your guitar straight into garageband for the virtual amps, there is no point in wanting a stereo input. Your guitar is mono (well, most likely), so unless you use real physical stereo pedal effects such as stereo chorus or flange, just take your 1/4 to 1/8 adapter and plug it. I've been doing this for a long time and it is the cheapest solution that still gets the job done. Of course, for pro recording, you need a sound card.
  5. DanielDMB thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2010
    All right, thanks. I'll use the mono cable I have now.

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