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Dynastol
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Registered: 04/02/04
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eMac & electric Guitar
Friday, April 02 2004 @ 03:00 AM CST

Hey,

it has probably been written about already somewhere on this site but I'll ask again:
does anyone have experience with connecting an electric guitar to an eMac specifically? I brought my guitar over from Europe and don't have an amplifier at the moment. Which is the cheapest Pre-Amp that copes with the eMac connections?

Thanks a lot for any help!

Dynastol Mr. Green
jetking
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Registered: 03/25/04
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Re:eMac & electric Guitar
Friday, April 02 2004 @ 10:39 AM CST

The cheapest route would be the Monster Instrument Adaptor (or another mono 1/4-inch phono to stereo 1/8-inch mini phono adaptor, Radio Shack, anyone?).

But as far as preamps go, I think the M-Audio MobilePre discussed at:

http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/accessories.html

is usually the cheapest. I'm using a somewhat more expensive Tascam US-122 with a 1GHz eMac with no problems. I've heard good things about all of the various units from different manufacturers, though.

Hope that helps,
Comrade JetKing

Hope that helps!
Comrade JetKing
bishop
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Re:eMac & electric Guitar
Friday, April 02 2004 @ 11:19 AM CST

You can check the "How do I hook up a guitar?" forum post. There are a few ideas in there that others have shared with me. (I had a very similar question.) Everyone here has been very helpful. Hope this helps you.
Dynastol
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Re:eMac & electric Guitar
Friday, April 02 2004 @ 11:49 AM CST

Hey,
I read the "How do I hook up a guitar?" forum post but was worried about how that applied to the eMac as it doesn't have an audio-in. I tried Radioshack's 1/4-inch phono to stereo 1/8-inch mini phono adaptor with the iMic but that didn't work. And at a Garageband presentation at a Mac store I was told that the Monster Instrument Adaptor wasn't much use because I needed a pre-amp to boost the signal up to line-level. I'll check out the M-Audio MobilePre.

Thanks for the help!

Dynastol
jetking
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Re:eMac & electric Guitar
Friday, April 02 2004 @ 01:26 PM CST

What "run" of eMac do you have? That is, my eMac (1 Ghz, most recent "run") does have an audio in. I didn't know that other models didn't feature one. Weird. But then Apple does that alot - my Pismo has audio in while some (though not all?) later PowerBooks don't.

In any case, one of the USB/Audio bridges is definitely your best bet if you want to do more than basic stuff anyway, since they make it possible to run a quality mic in as well.

Have fun,
Comrade JetKing
penguinsocks
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Registered: 04/03/04
Posts: 603
Location: vancouver, canada
 
Re:eMac & electric Guitar
Saturday, April 03 2004 @ 01:58 AM CST

yeah def go for the mobile-pre. it's significantly cheaper than the tascam but if you're planning on doing midi the tascam would be good. i know the tascam works though you need to update the drivers. damn useless manual...

"pengy" :: thirteen cent pinball
 
Dynastol
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Re:eMac & electric Guitar
Saturday, April 03 2004 @ 02:57 AM CST

I've ordered the Tascam today, thought I'd invest those $50 more. We'll see how that goes...
Thanks so much, you guys!