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I already asked this on 2 music forums with no luck, so I'll try here.

I have a USB guitar hero mic (it is decent quality, I know some people use it to record drums for covers on youtube, better quality than a camera mic) What I want to do is plug it into my laptop and plug my laptop into an amp for my band's singer, and possibly add some type of effects.
I need a program that will take the mic input and output it through my headphone jack without latency. If that program can add effects it's a plus but it's not absolutely needed. If it's good quality and we can get some cool effects we'll use it for our performance at the talent show, but if not we'll just use it for practice and use the PA that's going to be there for the performance.
I tried audacity but there is a very noticeable lag, and apparently ASIO isn't compatible with Audacity for licensing reasons.
I tried REAPER, without ASIO drivers there is still latency but less than there is with Audacity, so I'll try that next practice and see if it will work ok, if I don't get a better answer here. With ASIO drivers, I can't figure out how to use my USB input and my sound card output - is it possible?
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get fl studios 10 (trial limitations only include you can save the project) with a ASIO drivers

love the program, if you need help shoot me a pm
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get fl studios 10 (trial limitations only include you can save the project) with a ASIO drivers
love the program, if you need help shoot me a pm

Thanks, I knew my computer geeks would come through for me, you guys never let me down heart.gif

Actually I just figured out REAPER would have worked if I did it right, I just had to click the advanced tab in the ASIO4ALL settings to be able to select multiple multiple devices. I like the simplicity of adding effects better in FL Studios though.
We're going to have to experiment with all the effects next practice, but do you know which ones would sound good for singing The Trooper by Iron Maiden?


Also I see in your signature, you're a drummer, though the link doesn't go anywhere. If you couldn't tell by my avatar, I am too biggrin.gifdrum.gif
Edited by TheYonderGod - 3/26/12 at 12:49am
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do depends on what the mic is for i will list some stuff

first always up fl fruity eq 2; put it on all the mics it acts as an eq if you kinda want to boast highs or lows

if the mic is on a vocal
fruity re verb
fruity phalanger (this is complex to use so try it if you want
fruity filter (adjust the cutoff frequency know to get some funky sounds

mics on intruments (drums or guitar)
fruity bass boast
fruity sound goodizer

hope that helps
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oh and i idk about the link i asked admin about it
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do depends on what the mic is for i will list some stuff
first always up fl fruity eq 2; put it on all the mics it acts as an eq if you kinda want to boast highs or lows
if the mic is on a vocal
fruity re verb
fruity phalanger (this is complex to use so try it if you want
fruity filter (adjust the cutoff frequency know to get some funky sounds
mics on intruments (drums or guitar)
fruity bass boast
fruity sound goodizer
hope that helps

Awesome, thanks. I can't find phalanger, but I found falanger, is that what you meant? (probably spell check told you to change it to a ph)

Thanks again.
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what's the exact model of your mic?
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what's the exact model of your mic?

Logitech E-UR20 I think. It's just the one that came with Guitar Hero 4 for PS2.
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Logitech E-UR20 I think. It's just the one that came with Guitar Hero 4 for PS2.

does that mic have ASIO drivers? and what amp are you going to use?
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