Here are the tested and supported audio interfaces that you can use with Yousician. Should you experience issues with other interfaces, Yousician Support can not offer help.
Interfaces for mobile devices
- iRig and iRig 2 (iOS)
- iRig Pro (iOS)
- iRig HD and iRig HD 2 (iOS)
- iRig HD-A (select Android devices)
Interfaces for computers
- Focusrite Scarlett Solo
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
- Steinberg UR22
- Steinberg UR12
- Roland Duo-Capture Ex
- PreSonus AudioBox USB
- Behringer U-Phoria UM2
- Rocksmith USB cable
- iRig HD 2; on Windows downloading the iRig ASIO driver is recommended by the manufacturer.
Setup tips for computers (except Rocksmith USB cable):
- Connect your instrument: Most audio interfaces have at least one of the inputs designated as “Instrument” or “Hi-Z”, accompanied by a switch labeled “Inst/Line” or “Hi-Z on/off”. Different input types are needed to accommodate for the difference in signal and impedance levels of various input sources. Instruments, such as an electric guitar with magnetic pickups or an acoustic guitar with a piezo-electric pickup, require high input impedance, so make sure you connect your instrument to the matching input on your audio interface and set the input mode switch, if present, to the “Hi-Z” or “Inst” position.
- Adjusting the input gain: Turn the gain knob on your interface to zero. Make a loud sound on your instrument and start turning the gain up, observing the “Peak” indicator light. Strum the strings again, if necessary. Stop increasing the gain once you see the “Peak” light coming on, then reduce the gain a little, so that the signal level is high enough for your instrument to be audible and low enough to avoid clipping and distortion. If your interface has a separate “Signal present” light in addition to the “Peak” light, make sure the “Signal present” light is on but the “Peak” one isn’t.
- Selecting the input in Yousician: Launch Yousician and go to Settings → Game. Select Audio set up → Advanced settings and you see a list of all the available Input devices. Pick the one you are using and you are ready to rock!
On Windows, Yousician also supports ASIO drivers, which are provided by most audio interface manufacturers. The driver, if installed, can be selected in Yousician, under the advanced audio settings in the Game tab. Note that some audio interfaces may not support certain features of Yousician, when using ASIO drivers. If you are experiencing issues with the ASIO driver, try using the Windows Audio driver instead.
If you want to find out about our guitar gear recommendations, check out this video.