#1
I have a slight problem.
At the moment, I do not own any decent mics so I record through my computer's (iMac) built-in input. Although this does give me relatively good quality in my recordings, I rely on Garageband on the effects, which I'm not happy about (they're not horrible, in fact, there are some really good options, but I'd much rather use my own pedals).
Here's the problem: when I plug my guitar into my distortion pedal and that into my computer, it cuts off the sound that goes in. It distorts the tone when I have the pedal turned on and it cuts off the signal.

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On clean, the audio is louder , is not cut off and does not get distorted
When I have the pedal turned on, the audio is a lot quieter, the signal gets cut off and the sound gets extremely distorted and crackles(it sounds similar to if you have two distortion pedals and your amp's overdrive all turned on at once).

Is there any way I can solve this?
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#2
turn down your guitar's volume knob or turn down the mic input volume on your recording software
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#3
Record off a practice amp or one of the many interface units
I pick up my guitar and play
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#4
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turn down your guitar's volume knob or turn down the mic input volume on your recording software

Nope, doesn't help. No matter what volume my guitar, pedal, or recording are at, it always cuts the signal and distorts the sound.
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#5
Keep the pedal clean and use the built in amp simultaion. They sound quite good, imo.
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