#1
I am considering buying recording software. The only thing i]I'm worried about is being able to use my own effects instead of onboard ones, such as a wah pedal.

Here is the software I'm considering:
http://www.samash.com/p/Guitar%20Tracks%20Pro%20USB%20Audio%20Interface_-49954314

Any other advice you can give me on recording would be a big help I know a lot about computers but never recorded anything that I made up. Thanks!
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Epiphone Les Paul Custom
VOX Wah-Wah Pedal
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
Boss DD-7 Delay Pedal
DIY Distortion
Fender Frontman 65R Amp
Funk/Blues/Jazz/Rock
#2
yeah you can use your own effects either with DI or by micing your amp, some people discourage this, I tend to think those people are full of shit (although I do always record a clean backup of everything in case I need to reamp or something.)
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#3
Thanks a lot. Also is there any discernible difference between DI and miced?
Squier by Fender Telecaster SSH
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
VOX Wah-Wah Pedal
Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
Boss DD-7 Delay Pedal
DIY Distortion
Fender Frontman 65R Amp
Funk/Blues/Jazz/Rock
#4
yeah there's a huge difference, especially if you have a good amp-microphone set up, and you know how to set everything up properly.
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#5
Do you plan on only recording guitar or do you plan on eventually recording vocals or something requiring a mic? I would recommend getting this instead of what you have up top there: http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-UX1-with-PF?sku=250003

It includes Line 6 Pod Farm which is a very solid Amp Modeling software. Also, it has a mic in so if you plan on buying a mic for vocals in the future, you can use that. Plus, not to diss Cakewalk but I'm not too familiar with their interfaces and I know the Line 6 stuff is solid.
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