How to Setup an Audio Interface to Play Guitar on Windows

As part of a collaboration with The Guitar Channel (theguitarchannel.biz) we have started to record some videos to show how to make the most of your computer to play your guitar.

In this first installment we are explaining you how to setup an audio interface on a Windows PC computer to connect your guitar.

If you are on a Mac, check out this blog post.

Setup an audio interface to play guitar on your Windows PC

Important points to consider

In this video we are using a Focusrite Scarlett Solo but the principle is the same for any audio interface on the market.

Here are the main points to pay attention to when you setup an audio interface:

  • Use the right input on the interface: it has to be an Instrument input, also called Hi-Z or even Guitar
  • Setup the input level properly
  • Set the buffer size to get the lowest latency possible (usually around 96 is a good place to start)

In this video we took our guitar software Axiom as an example but it would be exactly the same method for any software.

Let us know how it goes for you and if you have any questions on this topic.

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