Hello UG,
i want to know which is better quality to record a guitar.
micing it up and then through a mixer. or..
straight from the line out into the computer?
thanks in advance
For sheer convenience, I'd use the line out. For better sound (which is debatable with a good modeler, like a Line 6 Vetta II), mic and audio interface.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Mic and mix for the sound you are hearing when you play. Any DI sounds a bit different from your live sound although that has its uses too. I do my electric 12 that way for ultra clean.
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^ That's a soundcard, Toneport is a soundcard, but it's meant for guitar. Better than right into your comp card, but not better than a Toneport.