#1
I wanted to know what is the simplest/least expensive way to record on a computer with decent quality?

It's just for fun so I really don't want to spend a lot. But recording directly to the sound card sounds like absolute crap. (By that I mean it sounds like absolute crap clean; with distortion it's pretty much just noise)

So.. what's a good solution?
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#2
USB Mike?
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#3
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USB Mike?


Wouldn't sticking a mic in front of the amp sound pretty bad?

I was thinking of direct input recording.
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#4
An interface or preamp+better soundcard will help you incredibly. What's the budget? The reason direct in is so bad is because the microphone signal is weak and hard to pick up, and onboard sound is terrible period.
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Wouldn't sticking a mic in front of the amp sound pretty bad?

I was thinking of direct input recording.


100% of good music (i.e not techno,pop etc) bands just "stick a mic in front of an amp" to record.

Get a decent mic, like a Shure SM-57, and a decent audio interface, for both you could probably get for 120 quid of ebay, if thats too much then just get a worse mic :P
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#6
I use a Lexicon Lamba studio--you can plug an instrument or amplifier into it directly and record yourself with any recording software.
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I wanted to know what is the simplest/least expensive way to record on a computer with decent quality?

It's just for fun so I really don't want to spend a lot. But recording directly to the sound card sounds like absolute crap. (By that I mean it sounds like absolute crap clean; with distortion it's pretty much just noise)

So.. what's a good solution?


See my low budget recording video at the top of this section of the forum or in my sig...
#8
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Wouldn't sticking a mic in front of the amp sound pretty bad?


You have to be kidding ...right? Thats the way its been done now for 50+ years!