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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Microphones, Preamps, and Outboard Gear

Whereas your speaker connection acts as the final stage of digital conversion back to an analog signal, we haven’t even touched on all the possibilities you have when it comes to getting an analog signal into your Cubase studio. The easiest way to record an analog signal is to use an instrument that has an analog output. When an instrument has an analog output, it’s just a matter of connecting the instrument to the analog input of your computer’s sound card with an analog cable. There are various types of cables and connection types, but a fairly simple universal cable (also known by musicians as a “guitar cable”) consists of a ¼-inch unbalanced male connector joined to another ¼-inch unbalanced male connector. ...

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