Playing through computer

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by crikker, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. crikker

    crikker Yooper From Way Back

    Sep 25, 2004
    How can I do it without the delay or the hum? I'm plugged into the microphone IN jack now but there is a delay and a hum that I can't get rid of. Would it help to use a USB adapter?
  2. Lemon Of Troy

    Lemon Of Troy Banned

    Nov 6, 2012
    Palmetto State
    I use a DI into a Mixing board into the auxillary input on my sound card. You could probably bypass the mixer if you don't need to add anything else like a drum machine or microphone or something.

    Don't use the mic input, use the blue line level input.
  3. I use a focusrite saffire pro14. It is a firewire interface that cost about 250.00 $ I have had no problems with humming or delay. I use it to play chords with a guitar, then I accompany myself with a bass. From what I learned about this when I bought the thing, USB is slower and will give you delay troubles.

    Firewire is no longer the top of the line cutting edge, they have LAN connections for rich people. You have to be careful when you buy a unit though. Some of them get power through the connection to the computer. If you have a connection to support this it's all good. If you don't, make sure you get a unit with an external power supply.