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Boss RC-3 question

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Landy67, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Hi all,

    I have a question about recording using a Boss RC-3. I connected it to the effects loop on my GB Streamliner 600 so I would get the equalization from the pre-amp. It does a great job looping, but when I try to use the WAV files it creates, the volume is so low that I can barely hear what I'm playing.

    If I copy a WAV file that I convert from an MP3, the volume sounds fine going through the amp for overdubbing, but I can't hear it playing the WAV afterwards.

    What am I doing wrong?
  2. Oh yea, I forgot to mention... I have tried recording with the pre-amp volume all the way up, and the master turned down, and the master all the way up and the pre-amp volume turned down and it doesn't make a difference. I'm really hoping that I'm not going to have to turn the amp up to "sonic-death-ray" to be able to hear a simple recording.
  3. OK, I figured it out, and it's totally lame!

    If you want to record something with the RC-3 that you can use with anything but an amplifier, you have to connect the effects loop out to the AUX in on the pedal. Then when you record, you get something loud enough to hear with an MP3 player.

    I'm not really happy with the quality of the recording.
  4. jungleheat

    jungleheat Inactive

    Jun 19, 2011
    But why do you need a looper for recording? Why not just record a pass, then record other passes over it, directly onto your recording device (presumably a computer running ProTools, etc...)?
  5. That's getting right to the source of the problem! I don't own any recording devices. I was hoping that the saved WAV files looper was going to be usable.
  6. Etienned


    Jul 16, 2010
    A Trs adaptor (1/4 mono jack to 1/8 mini jack) can be used to take the line out or DI out (not speaker out) of your amp to the line in of your computer. Sound quality is often better than you would expect with a few tweak.
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