#1
Hey guys, so xmas has passed, got all the gear i need to play the music, but now i want to start recording. So i know i need an interface and i was looking at the Lexicon Alpha USB Desktop Recording Studio, the i would use a shure sm58 to mic my amp. Do i need anything in between the mic and the interface? (pre-amp?)

Next, what software should i use with that interface, i already have reaper, would that be alright?
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#2
your alpha should come with Cubase LE... which is a cheaper protools. If you get the alpha and the sm58 you should be all set to record guitar. You may want to look into getting a condenser mic if you plan to record some acoustic or vocals.
#3
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Hey guys, so xmas has passed, got all the gear i need to play the music, but now i want to start recording. So i know i need an interface and i was looking at the Lexicon Alpha USB Desktop Recording Studio, the i would use a shure sm58 to mic my amp. Do i need anything in between the mic and the interface? (pre-amp?)

Next, what software should i use with that interface, i already have reaper, would that be alright?


The interface has a preamp on board so you just need the mic and cable to link the two.

If you have reaper, stick with it, It's a nice piece of software IMO.
If you want to, try some 30 day trials on other sequencers and see if you like them better. I personally am a fan of Cakewalk Sonar.
#4
Just a consideration - the Shure SM57 is the same price as the SM58 and generally will give slightly better results on electric guitar. Aside from a cable, you won't need anything to go between the mic & interface.
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