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FDP Forum / Home Recording Forum / Guitar interface for recording in GarageBand

Rob Jai

Calif Cap City

"Jai" pronounced "J"
Oct 23rd, 2016 01:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

What do I need? Here's what I'm trying to do. I want to plug guitar into some sort of interface that has built in effects (reverb, delay) and go direct to GarageBand on my Mac.

Since I don't like any of the amp sims or the effects available through GB, I need something that allows me to pick different amp models and add effects through an interface rather than use the built in limited choices GB gives me.

My current method of recording is a bit of a hassle and doesn't work well for me. Currently I play through my amp and pedals and mic the amp into an Apogee One into the computer. It can work but not without a lot of messing around trying to get volume levels right, among other hassles. It is just not a method that I'm happy with.

I have considered something like a Line 6 pod although I know nothing about them and some reviews seem to say that pods are not really all that friendly for recording. Supposedly they can work but are not ideal.

Any recommendations? Anyone with any experience or insight on the Line 6 AMPLIFi TT?

(This message was last edited by Rob Jai at 03:29 PM, Oct 23rd, 2016)

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Vero Beach FL

Tbird Greg
Oct 23rd, 2016 01:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

I had Line 6 Tone Works which did just what you want. When I upgraded my Mac to latest software, it became incompatible. I was hoping to find something out there that did the same thing, but can't seem to find it. If you have a Mustang amp you could go direct into GB via USB.

Rob Jai

Calif Cap City

"Jai" pronounced "J"
Oct 23rd, 2016 02:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Greg. I DO have a Mustang III amp but it sits across the room from my computer and would require moving it back and forth each time I want to record. I'd rather have something on the desktop near the computer so that everything is together. A dedicated setup that is ready to go.

The Line 6 AMPLIFI TT referenced in my first post looks promising. Will have to research that further.

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stigg "Geezer, and still lov'in it"!
Oct 24th, 2016 11:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

I picked up a mustang 1v2 for $50. on CLs. It has all the bells and whistles and fuse works just the same on the m3v2(which I have also).
I used a Digitech rp50 before and while adequate the fuse stuff is spectacular:0)

Rob Jai

Calif Cap City

"Jai" pronounced "J"
Oct 24th, 2016 01:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

For whatever reason, I can't get Fuse to work on my current system. (Mac Yosemite) It worked at one time. I tried uninstalling, re-downloading it and reinstalling but still, it won't launch. Haven't had the time to investigate.

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