#1
Hey guys I'm a big noob to recording, but I read through the FAQ and tried to find some posts in here that related to my situation. It seems for what I want to do (which is capture the sound coming out of my amp) I should get a mic instead of an audio interface like the Toneport. I don't want an amp modeller and I don't want simulated cabs, I just want to record my amp (which unfortunately doesn't have a line out). Now from reading the FAQ I know you need a preamp between the mic and your computer, at least for conventional microphones. Right now I'm looking at a USB condenser mic with a built-in preamp to record to Audacity. I'm not expecting to get ultra-professional sound, but what I wanted to know from you guys is if this setup will capture my sound pretty decently. If not, could you recommend a cost effective conventional mic and pre-amp? Here's the mics I'm looking at:
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/MXL-.006-USB-Powered-Condenser-Microphone?sku=273175
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/MXL-990USB-USB-Powered-Condenser-Microphone?sku=271009
Last edited by B. Jammin at Dec 20, 2008,
#2
Samson makes some USB mics as well but IMO they are all just about the same and built around spoken word, (for pod casters).

An audio interface and good mic like a Shure SM57 would be the deal setup but its a higher priced setup which will run you at least $150 to get started.

SM57 - $100
Interface - $100 - $200
#3
Quote by moody07747
Samson makes some USB mics as well but IMO they are all just about the same and built around spoken word, (for pod casters).

An audio interface and good mic like a Shure SM57 would be the deal setup but its a higher priced setup which will run you at least $150 to get started.

SM57 - $100
Interface - $100 - $200

What Interface around $100-$150 would you recommend?