Mic to Amp to Computer with USB cable.

Okay, so I just downloaded this program, and I have absolutly no idea how to record. I have a Fender Acoustasonic(which has both instrument and microphone plugins on it) and the place where I bought it said that I should be able to record by plugging it into my computer with a USB cable. How do I record? I tried going to the users manual, but I didn’t find what I needed. Please help!
Also, totally un related but does anyone know how I could play music on my computer and have it so that it plays out through the amp? Thank you, any replys will be greatly appreciated.

Describe the computer.

Laptop, right? By who? Model number?

The 10,000 foot view of this is plug in the USB, Wait about 20 seconds for Windows to get its act together, launch Audacity and tell it through the settings to go looking for the connection. Make music and press Record.

There’s thousands of things that can go wrong in the middle there, but lets deal with the machines first.


Yes it’s a laptop, an HP 2000 Notebook PC.
When I first plugged in the amp, it downloaded something called RealTek HD Audio Manager, and I’m not sure if that’s the plugin’s name, because the little icon at the bottem right is still there even when it’s not plugged into my computer. Also I’m not sure how to get it so it records with the mic plugged into my amp, instead of the mic built into my computer. This is my first time for anything to do with recording so it’s all very confusing for me. I’d love to be able to record my original song but I don’t have the slightest idea how. :stuck_out_tongue:
Thank you :slight_smile:

Patience. We’ll get there.

I tried going to the users manual, but I didn’t find what I needed. Please help!

There are several postings on other forums concerning the less than sterling nature of the instructions for this machine.

RealTek HD Audio Manager

I’m not totally sure why the machine downloaded that, but that’s the software that goes with your internal soundcard, and no it’s not going to go away when you disconnect the Fender.

Fender Acoustasonic

Turns out they made quite a few different ones of those. Can you post a web site that illustrates which one you have? Alternately, attach a picture of the front and back of yours. I’m after good shots of the connector panels and controls.

I can’t see how anything this old can have USB connections.
Probably type B from this illustration.