imic noise with guitar. Will griffin guitar lead help?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sadsapp, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. sadsapp macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I spent ages trying to get my guitar to work through an imic on garageband on my powerbook G4. All i got was an extremely faint, fragile signal and very high interference noise level. I used a normal guitar lead, plugged into a jack adapter, plugged into the imic with the switch on the imic set to mic. There was no signal when the switch was set to line.

    Finally, I realised it sounded much better without the imic, just plugged straight in to the powerbook. There is still noise but it sounds much, much better.

    Do I need the griffin garageband guitar lead to use the imic without interference? Or is there just something wrong with my imic?
     
  2. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    get a line6 pod studio instead, sound will be much better, has awesome amp modelling. I have the previous gen (called tone port) and it makes great sounding recordings easy. Check out their website
     
  3. sadsapp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Splashed out on an Apogee Duet before reading your reply though. Hoping that will solve the problem. Worryingly, I have just been reading a thread on apple forums where someone was complaining about a similar interference problem with their duet. Really hope its not just a cable issue now.
     

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