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Old 08-17-2010, 03:32 PM   #11
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If i put it into the Recording output. I've done it before, but the quality was horrible.

Thanks dude, you've helped i'll look more into it later.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:11 PM   #12
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A box that plugs in via USB and provides a number of audio inputs / outputs to and from your PC (with a couple of those often being XLR inputs.) They'll contain preamps on the XLR inputs (and some USB interfaces are just designed with this in mind, see http://www.zzounds.com/item--ARTUSBDPPS)


I think I'm missing something... what on earth is that going to do if it's just going to and from your PC?!
I might be wrong here, but I think he means going straight from his GUITAR to his sound card. Not from one sound card to the other :P
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I might be wrong here, but I think he means going straight from his GUITAR to his sound card. Not from one sound card to the other :P
Ah. If that's the case then that's what I was talking about towards the start of the thread:
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An electric guitar amp gives it a lot of its characteristic sound "colour", taking the feed straight from the guitar without the amp will most likely sound crap.
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http://www.zzounds.com/item--MAC402VLZ3

Not bad for the price.
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http://www.zzounds.com/item--MAC402VLZ3

Not bad for the price.
Not bad at all. Just bear in mind it's a desk rather than a USB audio interface, so you'll need a cable that runs from a stereo minijack to two mono jacks you can plug in the desk's outputs. You'll also need a decent soundcard with a line in (not mic!) socket that doesn't introduce lots of noise.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:24 AM   #16
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What would be the best Mic for Recording my Guitar Amp? I also want to record through my computer using audacity or a similar program.

Maybe not even a Mic i just want to record my Guitar onto my PC with the best Quality under $100
There's ton's of mic's out there you could use and various ways/techniques to get the recording down.

Here's an article from a magazine I read every month, Guitar Amp Recording.

It makes for a good read.
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Here's an article from a magazine I read every month, Guitar Amp Recording.

It makes for a good read.
Great article, especially when talking in terms of placement. My preference is usually a 57 just off centre of one of the cones on the amp, but others will no doubt hear differently (in placement and mic choice!)

One thing I would say though is that being a pro sound magazine, pretty much all the mics that article mentions aside from the 57 are many, many times out of your budget. The U87 for example is a fabulous mic that sounds great used (correctly) for more things than I can count. It will however set you back the best part of 2 grand. The others there aren't quite that much but you're still talking a few hundred at least.
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If you want to plug right into your soundcard you are gonna need a preamp for your guitar. Its also gonna sound like poop because you don't have an actual amp giving you any tone.

I'd reccomend a SM57 and a USB XLR interface. Both are available on Ebay.
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If you want to plug right into your soundcard you are gonna need a preamp for your guitar. Its also gonna sound like poop because you don't have an actual amp giving you any tone.
The OP has a guitar amp and want's to mic-it-up.

All that is initially needed is a dynamic mic with an adaptor for 3.5mm jack to plug into the mic-in on his sound card. The guitar plugs into the guitar amp.
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All that is initially needed is a dynamic mic with an adaptor for 3.5mm jack to plug into the mic-in on his sound card
The standard mic preamps for 3.5mm jacks on soundcards tend to sound awful, even on the higher end cards.
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