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Please note – This device is essentially an impedance matching microphone pre- amp for guitar. For best results, we recommend plugging into line level console inputs, or better yet, line level inputs in an A to D (Analog to Digital) converter. Through our research, we have discovered that this type of device is necessary to get the best possible guitar tone in your DAW.

This Users Manual contains all the information required for you to make the most of your WGPI. We recommend reading the manual thoroughly before using the WPGI. In case you can’t wait to get on with it, here are a few quick start instructions:

Power We Recommend: *Use only UL Listed Class 2 power adapter. Input: 100-240V, 50-60Hz; Output: 12 - 18 VDC, 0.5A max. *Use only 9V Carbon Zinc non-rechargeable batteries. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.

To start playing 1. Connect your (¼” jack) guitar cable to the Guitar Input on the front panel of the WPGI.

  • 2.

    Connect one of the WPGI’s outputs to the corresponding input of your DAW.

  • 3.

    Toggle the balanced line switch to mic or line level according to your needs.

Use line level for most DAWs. Use mic level to connect to the WPGI to a pre- amp. 4. Turn the unit on and adjust your input level (see below). We recommend starting with the gain knob at approximately center (12 o’ clock). 5. Start playing!

Input adjustment

Different guitar pickups supply different output levels. The front panel Trim knob can be used to scale the guitar’s input level so that it feeds the ideal level into the recording device for optimal Signal to Noise Ratio without clipping. Single coil pickups usually enjoy a bit of a gain boost while humbucker and active pickups sometimes require a slight pad to prevent them from clipping.

Waves Guitar Tool Rack User Guide.


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