#1
Hey I'm new to recording and I just downloaded Acoustica Mixcraft or whatever you call it. (It's a trial thing)

My problem is that I don't have a nice mic or anything so I just have basically a headphone jack I can plug into my guitar and then directly into the computer,

But the sound it records sounds like crap and no amount of balancing fices it.

Tell me what I'm doing wrong
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#2
I do the same thing but I use my effects (pedal or preamp) inbetween. Then lots of tweaking on the effects tone and then tweaking of once the riff is recorded. And still it sounds pretty ****ty.

Its just a impossib to get a "good" tone. Theres no way around it, you have to get a interface, or a gnarly usb mic.
#3
Yeah it just sounds terrible.

My friend records his band using a mic and it actually sounds good,
but I don't have any money to buy one...

And would putting it through the amp first help at all?
Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes

And try to feel a trembling fetal life inside
that shotgun barrel that's about to make me bleed

Like an ulcer in the stomach of the beast


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#4
it might help a little bit, but really you need a recording interface, because inbuilt computer soundcards are generally not suited for recording.
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^it'll still sound like ass using the computers stock soundcard.


Yeah, I was kinda worried my computer's sound card wouldn't be able to take it.

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Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes

And try to feel a trembling fetal life inside
that shotgun barrel that's about to make me bleed

Like an ulcer in the stomach of the beast


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your sarcasam amuses me


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