Here are the tested and supported audio interfaces that you can use with Yousician.
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 (Windows and Mac)
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (Windows and Mac)
- Steinberg UR22 (Windows and Mac)
- Steinberg UR12 (Windows and Mac)
- Roland Duo-Capture Ex (Windows and Mac)
- PreSonus AudioBox USB (Windows and Mac)
- Behringer U-Phoria UM2 (Windows and Mac)
- Rocksmith USB cable (Windows and Mac)
Setup tips - Interfaces for computers (except Rocksmith USB cable):
1. Connect your instrument
Most audio interfaces have at least one of the inputs designated as “Instrument” or “Hi-Z”, typically 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, typically 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.
2. 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.
3. Selecting the input in Yousician
Launch Yousician and go to "Settings" > "Game". Tap "Advanced Settings" (near Audio Setup) and you will see a list of all the available inputs. Just choose the right one, tap "Done" and you will be 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 settings ("Settings" > "Game" > "Audio Setup"). Note that some audio interfaces may not support certain features of Yousician, such as YouTube backing tracks, when using ASIO drivers. If you are experiencing issues with the ASIO driver, try using the Windows Audio driver instead.
At the moment, these are the officially supported interfaces. Should you experience issues with other interfaces, Yousician support will not be able to assist.