How to connect my guitar to my computer

The easiest way to connect your electric guitar or bass to your computer is to use one of the small guitar audio interfaces on the market. Just connect the cable from your instrument to the interface and you're ready to rock.

Here are two simple alternatives:

Apogee Jam is a simple interface to record electric guitar or bass. You plug the guitar into the device and then connect it to the computer USB port. It costs about $100 (Mac OS & Chrome OS). Check out this video to see how it works.


Behringer UCG102, costs about $40 (Mac, PC & Chrome OS)

If you have an audio interface with instrument/line input it works absolutely perfect as well!

When it's time to record, you add a new track in the studio. Choose Guitar/Bass amp (1)


(1) Add new track - Guitar/Bass amp


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    Sensei L

    Does anyone know of any interfaces that will work and costs less than $40? Thanks

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    giorgio solinas

    I am not able to connect the guitar to soundtrap. When I do the sound setup I can add my interface but then no sound from the guitar is coming. There's only a constant noise

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