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By Jonu
#2
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System requirements


1. HOW DO I START PLAYING YOUSICIAN?

To start playing, you need a real guitar, ukulele or piano (acoustic or electric), a PC/Mac/Linux computer or an iOS/Android mobile device.

This article explains how to install Yousician Standalone app.


2. DO I NEED A SPECIAL ADAPTER, CABLE OR MICROPHONE?

No, the built in mic of your device will recognize what you play. So no need for any special equipment. You can, however, use an adapter like iRig, Stealthplug or the Realtone cable (used in Rocksmith). These can help the game to recognize the sound, particularly when using an electric guitar.


3. IF I HAVE AN ELECTRIC GUITAR, CAN I PLUG IT IN?

Yes, you have several options for Electric guitars:

1. Play without plugging in the guitar (you might want to use an amplifier to ensure that the microphone hears it)

2. Use a USB guitar adapter* (e.g. Stealth plug, Rocksmith cable,...)

3. Use a special adapter** (e.g. iRig, iRiffstation,...)

4. Use a standard 3.5mm adapter jack. This only works if your computer has a separate jack for mic and headphones (E.g. not on MacBook Air)

Check the next topic on how to plug in (the setup):


4. HOW TO SETUP AN ELECTRIC GUITAR FOR THE GAME ?

After you plug in using a USB guitar adapter, you need to change the input device (you can change it in Game settings)

If your audio input device does not show up in the game settings menu, please check the "Audio MIDI setup" of your computer. Also make sure to put some volume to the guitar. You can see if it works by observing the MIC / VU meter while playing on the guitar (in the tuner screen).


5. HOW DO I USE EFFECTS (OVERDRIVE/DISTORTION/...) AND AN AMPLIFIER WITH THE YOUSICIAN?

The rule of thumb here is simple: the Yousician should always get as clean guitar signal as possible. Overdrive and distortion, among other effects alter the signal, which might make it more difficult for the game to recognize what you're playing.

There are a few ways in which you can input clean signal, and still get those juicy effect sounds out from the amplifier:

1) Plugin without any effects and install a Guitar Amp & FX modeling plug-in (e.g. Free Amplitube / Garageband / or such). This enables you to get effect sounds out by virtually simulating the equipment.

2) Split the signal from your amplifier: Some amplifiers support outputs of clean signal that you can use for plugging into the game. There are multiple means of doing this.


6. GAME DOESN'T RECOGNIZE MY PLAYING. WHAT'S WRONG?

1) Make sure that you have tuned your guitar with Yousician tuner. If your your guitar is out of tune or tuned with alternative tuning Yousician can't recognise your playing

2) You microphone input could be too low. Please check that your microphone input is high enough. You can see how to do it from these link:
- On Windows
- On Mac

3) Your background music is too load. If you are using speaker, make sure that they not too load. Alternatively you can use headphones

4) Turn off any effects on your electric guitar. Any effect will effect the recognition, please use as clear signal as you can to get the best recognition


7. FIRST SESSION

This article will guide you trough the first Yousician GUITAR session.


8. WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO PRACTICE? WHAT IF I'M FINDING A SONG DIFFICULT?

Read these practice tips.
By jhodgzz
#244
yousician doesnt recognise the chords i play :( C and Em, and i cant advance further becuase of it
By ylly
#248
Be really, really sure you are playing clear notes/chords. With Em it is easy to touch the G string, turning the EM into an E.
By warrioroffaith
#464
i need help on my app it wont work.how do i contact tech support directly?
By Pekka K
#768
warrioroffaith wrote:i need help on my app it wont work.how do i contact tech support directly?
Sorry I missed your post!

Visit our help center and if you don't find help from the articles, you can submit a request from the end of the articles.

https://yousician.zendesk.com/hc/en-us
By gleb.sid99
#7027
I can not open the app. gives an error that Internet is not stable, but the Internet is great. what do I do?
By nocnyptak
#7030
Not sure what platform you use.

I had similar issues on Win Xp after last update. What helped: Uninstall Yousician + delete folder Youcisian launcher in hidden Application Data folder or somewhere around. Then Install latest Yousician app and, voila, works fine with no more "connection lost" etc messages.

(for some reason uninstaller failed to remove the Yousician launcher folder and some data messed up even when I tried to reinstall apps).

Hope this helps.

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