Hey, is there anything I can do to improve my recordings? My two most recent ones, (Hard Rock demo and Solo of an unfinished song) were recorded almost the same way, so use those for reference. The difference between the two recordings is that the Hard Rock demo was double tracked, each track being panned left and right, while SOAUS was triple tracked, each track being panned left, right, and center. I'm just using a Logitech USB microphone, but it gets a really accurate representation of what it's recording.
The Pod x3 live you have on your GAS list would help your recordings so much!

I used to have to record using a 1/4" to 1/8" radioshack adapter into the mic input of my soundcard and let me just say the results weren't very satisfactory.

Once I got my pod I couldn't believe how much better everything sounded.

Actually any real usb audio interface would help you immensely.
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