#1
Is it worth buying a PC which has a line-in port over a mic in?

i have a laptop with mic in and speaker out, is it valuable to get a line in instead of mic in?

wil it differ a lot in quality?

thanks
#2
yes mic in has is louder but more distortion . line in is low volume but better conserved signal.


mic in good for mic,batery,acoustic guitar , anything electrical like elec guitar elec acoustic.etc . its better to use line in. also i have 3 laptop all of them have both and also sesktop sound cards always have them.
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#4
get a decent sound blaster make sure it aint 5:1 get it 2:1 and most sound cards come with 3 jacks mic ,line in , line out
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Ibanez RGT42DX with emgs
Gibson SG standard
Limited edition Schecter omen 7
Custom RR V with emgs 81/85,24 frets and floyd.

Peavey 6505+
and a roland cube 20x :
#6
yes but if youre going to be recording electric guitars u need Something like this


http://www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=guitarrigsession


and its usb . cuz is you hook up youre guitar stright to the pc it aint going to sound nice at all
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Ibanez RGT42DX with emgs
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Limited edition Schecter omen 7
Custom RR V with emgs 81/85,24 frets and floyd.

Peavey 6505+
and a roland cube 20x :
#8
Quote by Bingt
Is it worth buying a PC which has a line-in port over a mic in?

i have a laptop with mic in and speaker out, is it valuable to get a line in instead of mic in?

wil it differ a lot in quality?

thanks


If you're going with an electric guitar, it may be best to get an interface or Lightsnake, which is essentially an external sound card, which makes your line-in/mike-in concerns unnecessary. What's the budget, and are you planning on doing live stuff?
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#10
thats what im saying
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Gibson SG standard
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Peavey 6505+
and a roland cube 20x :
#11
But what you're also saying is to get a Soundblaster for recording. You obviously don't know your onions.
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#12
are you an idiot soundblaster includes a widerange of sound cards so when i say decent soundblaster innm not talking about the economy models.


there are some that have rca imput even include midi imput so . think before u say anything
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Ibanez RGT42DX with emgs
Gibson SG standard
Limited edition Schecter omen 7
Custom RR V with emgs 81/85,24 frets and floyd.

Peavey 6505+
and a roland cube 20x :
#13
No, I'm not an idiot.

Soundblaster has a wide range, but their range isn't geared for recording, and I doubt you'd find many people recommend their cards over other PCI offerings, such as those from M-Audio and Emu. They are primarily for playback, and are good for gaming and movies etc. That's a whole different world from recording.

Maybe you should think before you say anything.
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#14
I Think that micing an amplifier or instrument is always the best way to go...with the right mic and good hardware in your signal path it will sound much better than any job you can do with line in...the only line in i think is even worth doing is with bass...most good bass amps have xlr outs that give nice sound if you eq the signal correctly
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#15
Even then Heaven, it's worth getting a quality sound card/interface so that less gets missed in muffed messiness in the analog/digital conversion.
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