Guitar Pedal > Line In on iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bingefeller, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. bingefeller macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong forum but I figured a guitar pedal is as much a peripheral as a keyboard or a mouse.

    So, I have a TC Electronic VPD1 which has a simiulated speaker out. Would it be safe enough to connect this to the line in on my iMac? I don't want to overload the built in amp on the iMac.

    Thanks!
     
  2. .JahJahwarrior. macrumors 6502

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    I should be fine. I've run other pedals and stuff into my computers and never had a problem. I record with Audacity, and it has a volume control, so if the input volume is too much, I can lower it.

    Just don't run the output of a guitar amp into your imac :) Line level signals, which is what this seems like, should be fine.
     
  3. MAW macrumors regular

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    it looks like you'll be fine as it's meant to be used as a direct box.

    according to the manual the simulated speaker is only for the "sound" and does not simulate the power level of a speaker out, which if it did WOULD indeed fry your audio input.

    This guy did just that.
     
  4. bingefeller thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info guys! I'll try hooking it up later. :)
     

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