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Use your Mac as an amplifier
Authored by: trevor on Dec 16, '03 01:45:46PM

I question the value of this hint. You'll get far better sound from an inexpensive guitar amp like this one: http://www.stevesmusiccenter.com/smokeyamps.html Why use a non-portable, ~$2000 appliance when a $27 portable appliance works so much better?

Plus, there is the very real issue of static electricity damaging the computer through the misuse of the microphone input. And the impedance and line level of the microphone input on the computer is mismatched with the output of a guitar.

If you need a cheap amp, check out the link above, don't endanger your computer to save $27.

Trevor



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Use your Mac as an amplifier
Authored by: th_ginjeet on Feb 05, '04 10:28:30PM

I don't know about the issue of static electricity causing damage. I've been recording my guitar this way for four years and have never had a problem.



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