#1
What kind of cord would I need to connect my amp to a PC for recording, and how much would said cable cost?
#2
Well. Depends on how good of quality you want. You could run a male-to-male headphone jack sort of cable from your PC's audio-in to your amp's headphone-out, connected with a small-to-big converter, whatever the sizes on that thing are. Or you could buy a USB audio interface that plugs in by, well, USB, and you plug a guitar cable/mic/whateva into it. Or you could probably get one of those in the form of a sound card.

You should ask R&R for specifics though, I think.

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#3
you can use a standard 1/4 to 1/4instrument cable and get a $0.99 1/4-1/8 converter. its pretty low quality but it works. I find using a used rockband mic to be a much better option.
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#4
Thanks for the advice.

@Steve: How much would a good quality USB one cost?
@Pedestrian: I have a Rock Band Mic. How do you use it to record? It's not just by placing it next to an amp?

I want a straight amp-pc connection so I don't get any outside noise.
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you can use a standard 1/4 to 1/4instrument cable and get a $0.99 1/4-1/8 converter. its pretty low quality but it works. I find using a used rockband mic to be a much better option.

i actually used a rockband mic to record my first demo with my band. also a cheap 10$ mic works just as well maybe slightly better
#6
Straight amp-to-PC sounds nasty unless you're running it to an amp modeller VST or your amp has speaker emulation. Get a mic instead.
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Straight amp-to-PC sounds nasty unless you're running it to an amp modeller VST or your amp has speaker emulation. Get a mic instead.



Ahah, all this technical stuff is just flying right over my head.

So it would be a bad idea to connect my amplifier to a PC for the purpose of recording tracks and mixing them in the studio?
#8
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Ahah, all this technical stuff is just flying right over my head.

So it would be a bad idea to connect my amplifier to a PC for the purpose of recording tracks and mixing them in the studio?


It would be a waste of your time.You really need to look into getting a preamp or a good mic,even then though it would probly be a waste of time.Leave it to the pros to get the sound you really want?
#10
Ohh shit, I guess I'll experiment with the rock band mic first then. I have experience in audio recording/production but not a huge deal though.
#11
to rcord with a rock band mic.

1 plug into the usb port of your computer.
2 place in front of speaker on amp, use a micstand or a stack of books or something.
3 Use audacity (its free)
4 go to preferences and select(logitec usb mic)
5???
6 profit.
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#12
Dear Jesus, please never let a topic like this stray from the R&R Forum again. Thank you for letting me catch it.

Anyways, as the R&R Boards resident douchebag, I feel I have grounds to boss you around. First off, don't plug your ****ing guitar into your ****ing mic port. It doesn't sound good and there is a huge risk of blowing out your mic port. Second, don't waste your money on a Guitar to USB cable, they sound like balls.

The cheapest option I would suggest if you want to get a good sound without damaging your PC is this: http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-POD-Studio-GX-with-POD-Farm?sku=250006

Don't believe me? Go to the R&R forum and everyone will say the same thing.
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#13
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Ahah, all this technical stuff is just flying right over my head.

So it would be a bad idea to connect my amplifier to a PC for the purpose of recording tracks and mixing them in the studio?

Says the guy with the Protest the Hero avatar.
#14




SO MANY TERRIBLE SUGGESTIONS! Except for the guy from R/R...a comparable option would be Guitar Rig's Session. Same price, different interface and software. Seriously though, to get a sound you won't hate you have to spend a little dough. A rock band mic and a line-in would make you scream. If you're set on a USB mic check out the Audio-Technica AT2020 USB or the Blue Snowball. They are $99 each.
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