#1
How do you record an electric guitar, I want to make my own music and make covers of songs but I don't know how to record my guitar.
#2
Get a recording mic, and to start out, download Audacity.

A cheap but good recording mic will cost you $100-200.
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#4
u could get something as simple as a guitar adapter to go right into the pc and download an amp emulator, or get a crap usb mic and mic ur amp, or get a good mic and pc interface.
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#5
I bought a 10 dollar mic, and downloaded audacity, the mic works fine, dont need a 100-200 dollar one. Just need to know where to place it, how loud to have it, etc etc.
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#6
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#7
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dont ask me!!!

?? Don't freaking post crap answers like that, dude.

Anyway, it depends on how serious you are/will be. If you just want a few riffs here and there, I'd go with something like a usb-mic, or a direct guitar->pc adapter.
If you want to be more serious, I'd suggest getting a proper interface (basically, an external sound card), a good mic and acquire some good software.

I don't know about usb-mics or those adapter thingies (I think I saw one of those for like 30$ somewhere?), but a nice interface with multiple inputs/outputs etc will probably cost you anywhere from 150 to 300 dollars. Double that for a good microphone, and you're set to go.
#9
You can get things like a Line 6 Toneport which records playing straight to your PC in good quality. Obviously if you're playing with a band this will be hard because it just records the guitar so you will have to record everything seperately and merge it together. Some effect pedals also come with this feature built in, like Zoom G2.1U and lots more.
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#10
i use my webcam mic and record it in abelton live 8 as i can then add drums and stuff to it
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#11
Quote by Y00p
?? Don't freaking post crap answers like that, dude.

Anyway, it depends on how serious you are/will be. If you just want a few riffs here and there, I'd go with something like a usb-mic, or a direct guitar->pc adapter.
If you want to be more serious, I'd suggest getting a proper interface (basically, an external sound card), a good mic and acquire some good software.

This.

If you are going serious, the Toneport would be good for you as mentioned before, I'd prefer Guitar Rig 3. A bit pricey, but that's only if you get it legally...
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#12
Quote by Shazazmic
Get a recording mic, and to start out, download Audacity.

A cheap but good recording mic will cost you $100-200.


I use a shure sm-57 and it was only like 70 bucks and I think it sounds amazing....100-200 for starting out isn't nessisary....

I'd use more money getting a drum machine man...cause your gonna need it...
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#13
If you have a line-in port in your computer, you can plug your amp's out/recording/headphones jack into it and record on a program like garage band or audacity, which are free. If you want a bit better, more genuine tone, you can buy a cheap good mic (shure sm57, sm58) and mic a cab or combo. In my experience, line-in recording sounds pretty damn good. Some people say it's ****ty, but if you use the amp as a preamp, it sounds good,.
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#14
The Line 6 PODX3 can direct record to a computer. It's good stuff. But expensive.

If you want to buy a mic, at least buy one over 65 bucks. Everything below is terrible.
#15
get a sony lightsnake

it's a 50 euro cable that you can connect to your guitar or your amp and goes into a USB2.0 port for your pc.

i have one but didn't had any time to try it out

probably you'll need some software for recording and maybe also an amp simulation programm if you record without an amp
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