Rocksmith usb adaptor -- no volume change

Hi there,

I recently obtained a Rocksmith USB guitar adaptor. I plugged it into my guitar and my laptop. The computer recognizes that there’s a new device, but when I strum it, nothing happens to indicate that it’s connected . (The volume stays the same.) The same thing happened in audacity. Audacity recognized that there was a new device, but when I went to record and tried strumming it, there was no change in the sound wave. Any thoughts?

Thanks and happy almost solstice! :slight_smile:

Where are you looking?

Don’t forget to check the guitar side. Does the guitar work through an amp? Check the battery on the guitar, and if it has a battery, don’t leave it plugged in!

I hope this helps. :smiley:

Thank you! I will check all of those things that you mentioned. Be well and stay safe!

In Audacity you need to select the USB device as your [u]Recording Device[/u].

Then if you want to monitor yourself through the computer turn-on [u]Software Playthrough[/u]. But, there is normally latency (delay) through the computer so if your interface has a built-in headphone jack to bypass the computer, use that. (The Berhinger UCG102 has zero-latency direct-hardware interfaces, as do many interfaces. …I don’t own one of those so I’m not personally recommending it.)

Windows also has [u]Listen To This Device[/u] where you can listen through your computer speakers/headphones without running an application. (But again there may be latency.)