#1
so i am getting terrible tone and i will probably get flamed for this but i gotta learn some way right?

I currently record my guitar through a cable running through the headphone jack to my Tascam US-122. I know that cant be good...

so i believe my options for better tone include micing the amp or using the amp's output to a preamp and then going to the interface?

i really dont know whether the order of chords should go guitar->amp->preamp->interface?

i dont really like micing the amp (just because i am lazy ) so thats why i directly input the amp to the interface...

any answers would be awesome and any advice on specific preamps would be sweet too
#2
The built-in stuff for the Tascam's fine for amateur work. You really won't notice a difference in quality until you get to the $400 and up range (FMR, Focusrite ISA, Universal Audio's stuff), and you'd need separate converters to make use of them (RME, Lynx).
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#3
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The built-in stuff for the Tascam's fine for amateur work. You really won't notice a difference in quality until you get to the $400 and up range (FMR, Focusrite ISA, Universal Audio's stuff), and you'd need separate converters to make use of them (RME, Lynx).


agreed. but i think you need to mic an amp, say no to lazy!!
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