Playing laptop through (modeling)amp

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  1. schmintan

    schmintan Tele-Meister

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    My home setup, purely for practicing is a small yamaha THR10 modeling amp, and a laptop that sits in a docking station attached to a keyboard and monitor. thats it.

    When the kids are asleep, i need to use headphones, so i need to put the laptop through the amp. This is easy, as the amp has an aux in, but when i connect the laptop using a 3.5mm jack cable, there is a lot of hissing, buzzing and general interference. it goes away completely if i unplug the laptop and just plug in my phone.

    I found the cause of the issue, its either the monitor or the monitor cable.
    Ill replace the cable, but what i am asking is will a USB audio interface to the laptop eliminate all that interference?
     
  2. Mark the Moose

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    Doesn't the THR10 have a built in USB interface? Try plugging the guitar into the THR10, then USB to the laptop, then plug your headphones into the laptop.
     
  3. schmintan

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    it does! i had forgotten! Ill give that a go and update here. thanks!
     
  4. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    I used USB with my Windows laptop and THR10C and Cakewalk and it worked fine.
     
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  5. schmintan

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    that worked! I had completly forgotten the thr can connect to a computer via usb. totally resolved my problem, but now i dont have to buy new gear :(

    Thanks !
     
  6. Larry F

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    Incorrect, sir. One always needs to buy new gear.
     
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