Recording the acoustic

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Ok, I am now using my Line Input on my computer with a mic. I can record my amp no problem, but I can't record my acoustic very well. Its very low in volume when I playback on the computer. I have turned up the volume on the sound thing in the bottom corner of my desktop. What else can I do?
Electric Guitars are the inspiration for cries of "Turn that damn thing down"-Gibson website

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Ok, I am now using my Line Input on my computer with a mic. I can record my amp no problem, but I can't record my acoustic very well. Its very low in volume when I playback on the computer. I have turned up the volume on the sound thing in the bottom corner of my desktop. What else can I do?
Electric Guitars are the inspiration for cries of "Turn that damn thing down"-Gibson website

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Hey Dude, the mic wants to be in the mic input !

LoZ signal (from a mic) is -10 Bd from line input. It is possible the pres on the soundcard are bringing up the levle however you will get a hotter signal using the mic input.

Best of luck !
My instructors page and http://www.studiotrax.net for all things recording.
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Hey Dude, the mic wants to be in the mic input !

LoZ signal (from a mic) is -10 Bd from line input. It is possible the pres on the soundcard are bringing up the levle however you will get a hotter signal using the mic input.

Best of luck !
My instructors page and http://www.studiotrax.net for all things recording.
my toons Brought to you by Dr BadGAS

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Oh, I thought the Line Input gave the mic a boost.
Electric Guitars are the inspiration for cries of "Turn that damn thing down"-Gibson website

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Oh, I thought the Line Input gave the mic a boost.
Electric Guitars are the inspiration for cries of "Turn that damn thing down"-Gibson website