Can guitar plug line in into Tascam DR-05 ?

Discussion in 'Handheld and Field Recorders' started by SyKness, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. SyKness

    SyKness New Member

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    Can guitar plug line in into Tascam DR-05 ?
  2. Nightflyer

    Nightflyer New Member

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    Did you find out if you can plug the guitar into the DR-05? I'm a guitar player and thought about trying that.
  3. David Wyatt

    David Wyatt New Member

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    It’s all about the signal levels and appropriate cables.
    Electro Acoustic guitars usually have a preamp on the pick up so will have their signal boosted usually to line levels. So you may be able to connect it’s out directly to the device input.
    Electric guitars would need an added preamp stage maybe with a DI to get their signal boosted to line level to match their levels with the device input.

    Cheers
    David