Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 6:37 AM (in response to ConnieKillick)
The level is controlled by the interface (Mustang) not the Mac. I do remember reading of low input levels with mustangs and I believe Fender put out a software or firmware update. Check the Fender site to see if there are updates for your amp before trying anything else.
A quick google found that firmware 1.8 added a usb gain knob in what looks like the fender Fuse software.
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 7:32 AM (in response to isteveus)
Thank you isteveus.
I have been looking on the Fender website but that no luck. I don't understand the firmware thing as I said I'm not very good with tech. For me I'm getting a bit stressed with it all.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 8:11 AM (in response to ConnieKillick)
Here is the the update
I would guess that your mustang already has the new firmware.
Checked out your videos you have a great voice \m/
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to ConnieKillick)
Not sure if this will work but does the master or volume on the amp have any affect on the record level.
You could boost the weak signal in garageband by adding a AU gain plugin to the channel.
Or record from the headphone output from the amp.
Fender has sold a lot of these amps and I'm sure there are thousands of people using them to record with the usb so we know it can work. So don't give up yet. Probably a gain plugin will be your best bet.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 12:27 PM (in response to ConnieKillick)
The Recording Level slider is NOT a GarageBand setting. Think of it as a "remote" control that directly accesses the select audio device (through its driver).
That means, if the selected audio device lets you change its input level through this software control, then the Record Level slider is active. This slider is "linked" to the other input slider on the Audio MIDI Setup app and the System Preferences Sound tab. If you have those windows open, then you'll see them moving at the same time. That's what I mean with linked, basically they are all the same control, controlling the audio device (if allowed).Hope that helps
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to ConnieKillick)
This is how it works with most digital interfaces the volume level is not controlled by the computer but by the interface.
This was posted on this forum
"If your Mustang I-IV has the newest firmware (1.10 is current at this writing) you can hold down the EXIT button and turn up the Channel Volume knob (NOT the MASTER volume) and this will adjust the USB output volume. Works great in Garageband. NOTE: The volume change is temporary, and it is not global. It puts the current patch into edit mode, so if you switch patches, you'll have to reset the volume. Hope this helps!"
Here is the thread