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  • susotramuss
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    How to adjust quality recording settings in garageband
    Hi there. I would like to know whether it is possible to adjust some sort of quality settings in garageband to make sure the I am recording at the maximum quality possible, It seems like the sound I record is somewhat crappy. I am using a multieffects guitar pedal (Digitech RP250) which has a USB recording interface. Greetings.
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: How to adjust quality recording settings in garageband
    Hi susotramuss, Welcome to the forums :-) Make sure you are recording audio in 24bit: Garageband > Preferences > [Advanced] Choose "Audio Resolution" as BEST. However, more importantly IMHO, check your cables are good and to be honest I've never come across the Digitech RP250, so I couldn't comment on the quality of the converters. Garageband uses the same audio engine as Logic, so in theory, using high quality audio interfaces, preamps, guitars etc etc will results in a very very high quality recording. Cheers Rounik
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  • susotramuss
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    Joined: Jan 28th, 2009
    Re: How to adjust quality recording settings in garageband
    Hi Rounik, thanks for your answer. I'll ask at Digitech's forums for the quality of the USB connection of the multieffects pedal. Just one more question: in case the problem is the pedal, are there alternate methods (devices (non-expensive devices)) to perform high quality recordings with garageband?
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: How to adjust quality recording settings in garageband
    Hi susotramuss, It's not the quality of the USB connection. I mean the guitar cables... What do you mean by the quality of the recordings is not good? Could you describe what is wrong? Do try changing the audio resolution & try turning off any effects from the multi effects pedal and see what the dry sound of the guitar sounds like? Also, there are many many devices that interface between instruments and a computer. They are called "Audio interfaces" You can get plenty of cheaper options. Most of the cheaper options use USB, which sounds like a good starting point. The trick is to find and interface with decent analog to digital preamps built in. You can find models by Presonus and M-audio which are decent enough. Going up in price, to firewire interfaces, the Apogee Duet is very sweet. Btw, what would you class as inexpensive? Some Pro's might think £500, others £100... ;-) Cheers Rounik
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