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Recording Full Length Songs
by tylerf2112 on 2012-08-21 09:55:13

Ok so I've had the JM4 for a few weeks now but haven't got to spend a whole lot of time with it. I have the basics down with the loops and overdubbing. I bought an SD card and have been playing around with creating guitar parts over the internal backing tracks, one section at a time and importing them into Audacity and piecing them together, that sort of thing. That's about the extent of what I've been doing.

I tried yesterday downloading a backing track of a full song off the net, converting it to WAV and bringing it into the JM4 as I would like to do FULL guitar covers of complete songs. That all worked and all, but I was wondering if there is a quicker/easier way. Like, if I plug my ipod which has some of my backing tracks on it into my CD/MP3 IN, does the JM4 record that input? Or would I need to buy an 1.8 to 1/4 adapter and use my AUX input... and would that work? I'm not home to try it and I was planning on stopping at a store on my way home for a stereo cable I need anyway.

I play through a Mesa Lonestar so needless to say I don't really use the tone side of the JM4, just as a looper. With that said would I just be better off using my soundcard on my PC for doing the song covers thing? I just preferred using the stompbox for ease of use when starting/stopping/ etc


Thoughts? How are you guys using yours?



Re: Recording Full Length Songs
by silverhead on 2012-08-21 10:08:42

tylerf2112 wrote:

.... Like, if I plug my ipod which has some of my backing tracks on it into my CD/MP3 IN, does the JM4 record that input? Or would I need to buy an 1.8 to 1/4 adapter and use my AUX input... and would that work? ...

I am not 100% sure about the JM4, but I know that in general the Line 6 implementation of the CD/MP3 input is such that it passes the analog input directly to the analog outputs.I know this is how things work in the Pod X3 series and the Pod HD series, and I haven't heard anything different for any other Line 6 device with a CD/MP3 input. The incoming signal is not converted internally to digital format, and hence is not available for digital processing (or recording in the looper) by the JM4. Your suggestion of using your AUX input should work.

Again... not 100% but I would be very surprised if it were different in the JM4.




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