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HZ-GTS
8th April 2008, 08:56 PM
hey guys, and suggestions and or things i WILL need todo this?
I also wouldnt mind a program to record and show me the waves the guitar is making, if there is such a thing.

decryption
8th April 2008, 10:05 PM
The Presonus Inspire (http://www.presonus.com/products/Detail.aspx?ProductId=7) will do that for you :)
There's a bunch of other devices that do the same thing (all you need is something with a 1/4" input for your axe), but the Presonus is good value (Firewire, good preamps, cheap).

Plug your guitar into it, fire up Garageband, choose an amp model and record! (I think that's how it works anyways, can someone prove me wrong if I am incorrect?)

You should also check out Guitar Rig (http://www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=guitarrig3se), every guitarist I know loves it!

~Coxy
9th April 2008, 12:32 PM
If you just need to do a simple recording you can plug it in with a cheap old 6.25mm to 3.5mm cable or adaptor and then use GarageBand or whatever else to record it.

gehenna
9th April 2008, 01:11 PM
Plug your guitar into it, fire up Garageband, choose an amp model and record! (I think that's how it works anyways, can someone prove me wrong if I am incorrect?)
!

Nearly there - you have to change the input source in system preferences AND in garageband as well. Then you're away laughing.

Also, OP needs this:

The Apple Store (Australia) - Griffin GarageBand Guitar Cable (http://store.apple.com/133-622/WebObjects/australiastore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=MTM5NDU&nplm=TA399LL/A)

works a treat, i use it on my macs with garageband all the time

forgie
9th April 2008, 01:22 PM
Also, OP needs this:

The Apple Store (Australia) - Griffin GarageBand Guitar Cable (http://store.apple.com/133-622/WebObjects/australiastore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=MTM5NDU&nplm=TA399LL/A)
Isn't that just a 1/4" to 1/8" audio cable? There's no good reason to get the Griffin one specifically. Unless I'm missing something, you can use any existing 1/4" guitar lead with a 1/4" Female to 1/8" Male adapter, which you should be able to get for about $3. Guitar leads are handy if you're a guitarist, I would've thought you'd be better off getting a normal lead and an adapter, rather than one that will only be of use on your computer.

gehenna
9th April 2008, 01:30 PM
No reason specifically no, but it's a tidy cable - very flexible, with quality connections at both ends. So I find it to be a lot more elegant than the regular guitar cable + adapter.

JaimeSharp
9th April 2008, 01:31 PM
For least delay use a firewire input device otherwise use Forgie's example as it will work in the audio input which is next to the headphone jack. select it in the system and garageband also from memory. try in garageband first if it does not work select it in the system.