#1
i know theres been 100 threads on this but I can't seem to find the answer.

I want to record my acoustic guitar to my PC as cheaply as possible and was wondering if anyone could suggest the best way.

1 Pickup with a preamp
2. Microphone

Does anyone know if its possible to link your guitar (electric or acoustic) to ableton 7?
I can't seem to find info on this either.

Thanks for your help
#2
Quote by Fezler69
i know theres been 100 threads on this but I can't seem to find the answer.

I want to record my acoustic guitar to my PC as cheaply as possible and was wondering if anyone could suggest the best way.

1 Pickup with a preamp
2. Microphone

Does anyone know if its possible to link your guitar (electric or acoustic) to ableton 7?
I can't seem to find info on this either.

Thanks for your help

If you want something cheap you could get like a toneport with a cheap mic, it all depends on your budget, search on musicians friend for a recording interface that suits you (1 or 2 mic inputs with phantom power)
Also check for a condenser mic, I got the MXL 990, paid 100 bucks and it sounds quite good for the money I'd say

For the pickup vs mic thing, you're way better with a mic, it sounds 10x more natural.

Any other questions PM, since no one seems to be interested to answer
#3
pickup or mic, either way you go will require an audio interface if you want good sound.

My suggestion is the MXL 990/991 mic kit with interface at MF
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Tascam-US144-Interface-and-990991-Mic-Pack-Bundle?sku=241736

Get a few mic stands and you have a nice setup. I really enjoy the sound when micing acoustic with those two mics. On top of that, it's not too expensive. Some people may be hesitant about putting down $200 but you should be able to get some great sound for that price and in the field of recording, nothing is "cheap".
#4
great thanks guys - so in summary

1. Mic sounds better than pickup
2. Will need some kind of interface to get it on the PC


smashing
#5
Try a USB condenser mic to save the hassle of an interface/phantom power. I use a Samson CO1U all the time for getting ideas down quickly, thoroughly recommended.