#1
So, I've got the correct jack to plug my guitar into an input slot. HOWEVER!

Through the amp it's just horrible distorted, even on clean.
Clean, it's quiet...and a little distorted.

Is the problem my soundcard?

Essentially, can anyone give me a rundown of what I need to properly record onto PC?
#2
You need a USB (or Firewire) interface, or a nicer sound card that is meant to handle high inputs.
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#3
It can depend on how high of wattage your amp is. Too high your recording would become distorted when on the clean channel. Why not try a mic and place in front of the amp? This way there wouldnt be alot of output being signalled to your pc.
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#4
it would be the soundcard

i have the same problem

works well on my pc, but laptop is just crap...even when using just the guitar plugged in with no amp between
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#5
Check the sound card's settings. I tried recording with my laptop's mic port and couldn't get it to work for ages, then I found out the mic settings were adding a boost of 20dB and "enhancing" the sound, which I think means "making it ****". Fixed those and it works fine, even with a stock sound card.
#6
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Check the sound card's settings. I tried recording with my laptop's mic port and couldn't get it to work for ages, then I found out the mic settings were adding a boost of 20dB and "enhancing" the sound, which I think means "making it ****". Fixed those and it works fine, even with a stock sound card.


I had not thought of that. Cheers!
#7
I assume your plugging your guitar directly into the computer?
amirite?

If so, download an ASIO driver.
Its what you need if your using your comp as an amp.
And that should fix it.

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#8
That used to be a problem of mine then I bought a £15 soundcard from eBuyer, and now it sounds absolutely amazing. (compared to what it was -_- )
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