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Windows 7: Asus D2X/Guitar Tuner Setup


20 Jul 2010   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Asus D2X/Guitar Tuner Setup

I've been going in circles trying to get guitar input to my software tuner for the obvious purpose of tuning the guitar. I've tried setting the recording device to every option in Windows 7, and adjusted the source in the tuner accordingly, but it is receiving nothing. I've got the guitar cable connected to the microphone input, as I think that is supposed to be preferable to line-in.

I doubt that it is related, but when I select a string on the software tuner, it does play, but with ~ a 1 second delay, which wasn't there with my old Audigy 2 ZS card.

WHAT AM I MISSING?

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20 Jul 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Firstly don't use the microphone port. Use a line in, also if you have active pick ups you can damage your sound card.

Second your gonna have to provide more information about what the doftware is, and what hardware your using.

Third of all, why not just use Online guitar tuner - E A D G B E
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20 Jul 2010   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm not sure what kind of pickups the guitar has, but it never damaged my Audigy 2 ZS, so I believe it should work okay. The tuner the In-Tune Multi-Instrument Tuner:

Voice-to-note MIDI music editor: Music Masterworks composing software

My hardware is listed in My System Specs. Lastly, my tuner software is superior to that online tuner...if I can make it work. The first screenshot below is of the program, and the second is the error produced when I attempt to choose Line-In as the source. I get the same error on several of the other options also, and have no idea of how to correct them.


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20 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

A guitar output signal is an "instrument level" signal and very low compared to the signal level required by the PC for either a mic or line input (closer to "line level"). Normally, if you want to connect a guitar to the PC you need some type of amplifier - either through a mixer or the "line out" or "recording out" of a guitar amp.

If you have a PC microphone (not something like an SM58) that works with the PC you could use that with the guitar and an amp to tune. On the other hand you can buy a tuner for $10 from Musician's Friend and use that rather than the PC. But for PC tuning I like the Peterson Strobe Tuner, which is similar to the strobe tuners they sell such as the Strobe O Flip (what I use with my guitars).
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20 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I've been going in circles trying to get guitar input to my software tuner for the obvious purpose of tuning the guitar. I've tried setting the recording device to every option in Windows 7, and adjusted the source in the tuner accordingly, but it is receiving nothing. I've got the guitar cable connected to the microphone input, as I think that is supposed to be preferable to line-in.
When you use the MS speaker icon in the taskbar (right click) and select "recording devices", is it addressing the D2X card? Does it have "Microphone" visible and can you see if the green bar is moving showing signal input. If you select Microphone (presuming it's there) and select properties do you have input levels.

Your graphics say.. could not find compatible recording speed. I think this translates into sampe rate. Can you set the DX2's sample rate to 44.1 or 48kHz.

Just guessing here.. seems like it should work, I think you're correct about Mic inout, it should be hotter than Line-in. If you show a Mic boost, it might help to activate.

Ap
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20 Jul 2010   #6

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
A guitar output signal is an "instrument level" signal and very low compared to the signal level required by the PC for either a mic or line input (closer to "line level"). Normally, if you want to connect a guitar to the PC you need some type of amplifier - either through a mixer or the "line out" or "recording out" of a guitar amp.
Perhaps so, but it worked very well with my Audigy 2 ZS without any additional amplifier.
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If you have a PC microphone (not something like an SM58) that works with the PC you could use that with the guitar and an amp to tune. On the other hand you can buy a tuner for $10 from Musician's Friend and use that rather than the PC. But for PC tuning I like the Peterson Strobe Tuner, which is similar to the strobe tuners they sell such as the Strobe O Flip (what I use with my guitars).
I'm not going to use a mike or any other additional hardware/software until I believe that I have no other choice. I do not believe that as of now.
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20 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hey Seek, you're in OK!

Some of the best guitarists (and most influential) ever heard come out of that state.

Ap
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20 Jul 2010   #8

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I've been going in circles trying to get guitar input to my software tuner for the obvious purpose of tuning the guitar. I've tried setting the recording device to every option in Windows 7, and adjusted the source in the tuner accordingly, but it is receiving nothing. I've got the guitar cable connected to the microphone input, as I think that is supposed to be preferable to line-in.
When you use the MS speaker icon in the taskbar (right click) and select "recording devices", is it addressing the D2X card? Does it have "Microphone" visible and can you see if the green bar is moving showing signal input. If you select Microphone (presuming it's there) and select properties do you have input levels.
The mike is visible, but there is no green bar for input signal.
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Your graphics say.. could not find compatible recording speed. I think this translates into sampe rate. Can you set the DX2's sample rate to 44.1 or 48kHz.

Just guessing here.. seems like it should work, I think you're correct about Mic inout, it should be hotter than Line-in. If you show a Mic boost, it might help to activate. I have tried both of those sample rates.
Ap
Mike boost is enabled.
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20 Jul 2010   #9

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
Hey Seek, you're in OK!

Some of the best guitarists (and most influential) ever heard come out of that state.

Ap
Sorry to say, but I'm not one of them.
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20 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
The mike is visible, but there is no green bar for input signal. Mike boost is enabled.

Ok, it's visible, does it say "Enabled" or "Ready" underneath.

Is it set as the Default Input?

Does it have a properties button?

Ap
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