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Thread audiophile 192 recording issue

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hi!

i know it's a simple problem, but i've been trying to fix it for hours and nothing happens.

since i don't have a pre-amp, i improvised one with an amplifier. i don't care too much, for now, about the quality of the sound of the recording, as long as i get the freaking sound. but here's the deal: i plug my guitar to the amplifier, and the amplifier to the sound card, but there's no sound coming out of it. could i actually improvise a pre-amp with an amplifier? if so, what could be the problem?

my system: audiophile 192 in a pentium 4, 1.60GHz, 512mb of RAM, very little space left (8GB) on the HD.

that's it for now.
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What kind of amplifier and how do you have it hooked up?

If you hooked a speaker output of a guitar amp to your 192, the 192 will probably never record anything again! If you are using a line out or effects send on a guitar amp, that should work. If you are using a headphone output from an amp, that should probably "work" to a point, but it'll probably sound like crap.

My suggestion is to get an inexpensive Behringer mixer like this:



$39.95 US at Musicians Friend. It'll act as the front end for whaterver you want to record.
The Axeman (##(===> Cuts From My New Blues CD
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well, every guitar amplifier is made of a pre-amp and a power-amp;
so yes, you can improvise a pre-amp with a guitar amplifier, just take the signal from the SEND jack (if the amp has one).

since you have an audiophile192 and poor HD space, i suggest you record at 44.1khz sample rate.
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first of all, thanks for answering.

i'm using a simple, domestic guitar amp. and i connected the headphone output to the soundboard, and no sound came out (not even a crappy one). but you scared me a bit when you said that my audiophile may never record again if i do stupid things to it.

how can i know that its recording is "healthy"? is there any tests i could do to verify that?