What is the difference between Mic, Line, and Instrument settings on the front of my audio interface?

  • Mic: for recording using a professional microphone
  • Instrument: for recording electric guitar or bass directly into your computer
  • Line: for plugging in electronic instruments like synthesisers or drum machines

Here's a video that explains in more detail:

https://youtu.be/VRdLJYz_k_c