#1
I have around £100-£200 to spend on stuff to record my guitar. The problem is I don't know what I should go for as I'm a complete noob when it comes to recording. I read somehing a while ago about micropohones being a better way of recording (dunno if thats true or not O.o) but I thought it was worth mentioning that my amp is rather crap and some of my gear doesn't work.

Is there any good software I can buy which will allow me to record straight into my laptop? I already have Audacity and various other free programs but I've not realy been happy with them. I want something thats piss easy to use and somehing that'll sound good!
#2
operative system? sound table? i'd recomend to buy microphones, but for that you'll need to have some good amp
#3
easy and cheap = toneports

not the best by any means, but its gonna get you decent sounding stuff without a mic and on the cheap.

I would wait for more oppinions and do my own research before I bought anything personally, but ehh...

-Ryan
#4
I bought an m audio black box which is quite good, plugs straight in and you have a load of modelling effects etc. to play around with. It comes with Ableton Live software.
#5
A Line6 Toneport costs around £100, and the included Gearbox software isn't bad at all.

Though for me, the free demo version of Revalver III is perfectly usable - it adds only a tiny, subtle noise occasionally, which is barely noticable in home studio stuff. I prefer it over Guitar Rig or Amplitube, though If you've got the cash these are well worth a look.

Have a listen to the song currently on my profile - all the guitar was recorded plugged stright into the line in of my computer, using the demo of Revalver for all amp/cab modelling. If you listen you'll occasionally hear a brief sound like a crashing wave, but it's barely noticeable....


Total cost: Approx. £1.20 for one of these:
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A USB audio interface is desirable, Behringer make one for about £25 which is great for getting your guitar signal into the computer. Then you can spend the money you've saved on other goodies instead...

As for recording software, I highly recommend Sonar Home Studio.
#6
As for a DAW, I would suggest Cakewalk Music Creator 4, It handles Midi and Audio, and can be found for around $40