I would like to begin recording some tracks onto my PC. I have a built in sound card in my motherboard but im sure the quality is bad. The thing is my PC at my home has no internet connection and im weary about downloading anything here at work. So whats out in the market today for simple guitar recording? You know I just want to plug in, lay down a rythmic chord progression, capture it, save it, lay down a lead over it, and capture that, smelt the two together and play it back? Im sure its not that hard to do but I have no idea where to start, especially without internet.

So im looking online at things like...




Im sure the quality isnt amazing, but im not too worried about the recording quality. I pretty much just want to get my feet wet in the whole making a song thing, and I have no clue where to start a=or what direction to head in. A hardware Software combination pack would be preferred as again I have no internet access at my home pc. But im sure if I got a quality hardware piece to hook up my amp to PC i can have a friend download almost any software thats out there today.

I hope this wasnt to much of a rambled up mess and you have an idea of where I am and where I want to be. I appreciate any and all suggestions

I use the Line 6 POD Studio GX (costs ~ 85&euro, the sound is pretty nice in my opinion, and it's also really easy to use. Would definately recommend it.
And the software I use is "Audacity" - free, easy to use, and sounds nice.

Last edited by Creex at Oct 18, 2009,
audacity would be great, but he'd have to download it.

i would go with an interface that comes with some software, such as the Line 6 POD Studio GX (as was previously mentioned). there's others but that one's probably one of the best for under $100
I actually have audacity from about 2 or three years ago. And getting the new version is easy, MY PC at home with ym guitars and such has no internet. I can infact download it at my GF apt and put it on a USB key. So I mean I can work around it but im wondering what UG has to say about which hardware is better and which software is better.
BTW that line 6 POD seems good, just read a bit, i guess it comes with a bunch of AMP modelling sowftware? this is true?