There are several models of guitar amplifiers that can be used with electric and acoustic guitars. The difference between them lies in the way the guitar is played, i.e., whether it is plucked or strummed, the strength of the instrument and the quality of the sound. Some guitars can only be plugged into their respective amp. Guitar players can therefore find it frustrating to play their favorite songs using their favorite guitars with the wrong amplifier and software. What is the solution? Yes, you can plug the guitar into an audio interface to make it easier to manage the cords while still playing the guitar.
In general, there are three types of audio interface for guitar – line inputs, line outputs and a headphone output. A line input is one that connects the guitar amplifier to the input on the mixer board. It is common to find a line output or headphone output that connects the speaker output to another location. For instance, there are some that has a line input that can also connect to a mono sound source as well as to an amplifier without a speaker output. Line inputs can be used with tape and patch cable and speakers with external speakers.
An audio interface also enables you to send the audio to another device. Commonly, this device is the head unit. Most audio interfaces also have a mixer that lets you set the level and frequency of the signal as well as other useful features. Other features of the audio interface include the ability to route the output and input signal to different tracks. If you need to send the signal to more than one device, the audio interface can do that as well.
Some audio interfaces also have a function to “change mode”. This means that once you turn the input or output device on, it will change its mode (for instance, you can use it as an audio amp or microphone only). There are actually several modes that you can choose from. For instance, if you want to play only lead guitar, then you could use a direct mode. However, if you’re playing with a band and want to create the illusion of multiple guitar players, then you may want to use an audio interface with four recording modes.
The last thing that we will discuss audio interface is the microphone. Microphones are used for various purposes and for recording as well. Basically, a microphone is a device that captures an audio input (or the sound coming from your guitar) and converts the sound into electrical signals. Usually, microphones function via a USB connection or a wireless connection. Some people use microphones with an external audio interface that can be connected directly to the guitar amplifier. To make sure that your input audio interface microphone functions properly, you should test recording using the microphone at various distances.
You can try testing the microphone’s distance to the guitar amplifier as well. Simply turn the volume knob all the way up and see what happens. Remember to use the same speaker to hear the audio interface as you did to hear your guitar through the guitar amplifier’s speaker. If everything sounds good, then you have successfully installed your audio interface into your guitar amplifier. The last step is to hook up your guitar amplifier to your sound system and look for yourself!