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  • #8111

    chazyvr
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    I have a uke with a pickup. What kind of gear (hardware and software) do I need to connect it to my MacBook Pro so that I can record my playing?

    I’m sure there are many options. I’d love to know what you use and recommend.

    Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Charles

    #8131

    pazukulele
    Participant

    There are indeed several options. In any case, you will a USB interface. I am using

    (1) a Tascam US 200, which has two input connectors for XLR and audio jack plugs; thus, you can simultaneously record via mic and pickup which gives it a nice stereo sound. It’s a terrific device.
    (2) a Behringer UCG102 Guitar Link USB Audio Interface, which has one input connector for an audio jack plug. It’s small and light-weight and thus suitable for traveling or onstage recording.

    As for software, Audicity is free and absolutely sufficient. If you want to add effects, bass lines etc., try Garage Band. The Tascam should come with a copy of Cubase, another popular choice.

    Good luck!

    #8132

    chazyvr
    Participant

    Thank you! I will check those out.

    #8138

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    I’ve been thinking about doing a few vlogs for fun. Maybe I should do one on my recording setup? Any interest?

    #8143

    chazyvr
    Participant

    Yes please. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #8471

    dianeb
    Participant

    Would love to see your setup, Andrew.

    #8473

    philrab66
    Participant

    I would.
    Cheers

    #8476

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Iโ€™ve been tossing around the idea of starting a blog/vlog, this may be my first post!

    #10644

    shapoe1
    Participant

    Yes – I have acoustic ukes and learning to to record good quality audio with them would be super helpful!

    #10645

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Hey Shannon, have you seen our course on recording? Here is the link: The Ultimate Guide to Recording Ukulele ๐Ÿ™‚

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