#1
Ok, I am completely new to all of this recording stuff. I have no idea where to even begin.

I know that i want to mic my amp and record my songs that way.
But i have no idea where to begin. I do not want a line 6 pod live.
I am satisfied with the sound i have.

What software do i need. i want one that can record over the original recording that way it sounds like there is two guitars. i have windows xp.

Is there some sort of kit that i can buy that comes with everything i need, yet doesnt have shitty sound quality?

Any help from someone with experience would be greatly appreicatted.

Thanks guys
#2
Alright!

First of all...if you wanna mic your amp, you'll need a mic. I suggest a Sm57 as you can get them dirt cheap when used. Check your local ads for that.
Second, for a software, id suggest Reaper. Its only $60 but you have a 30 days(bit more if you can't spend the money for now) trial. Its great for what it does AND it will help you learn how recording/mixing/blabla works!
And of course, you'll need something to connect your mic into so you can hook it up on your computer. Theres a lot of choices on this side but id suggest getting a little interface. Check out some presonus ones. 1 or 2 mics inputs would be enough for you i guess.
You can also check out this M-audio interface http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/M-Audio-Fast-Track-MKII-USB-Audio-Interface?sku=703669 . It comes with a recording softare(protools). Altough, this version of protools isnt that great. Kinda limited. You're better off going with Reaper.

Hope it helped.
To buy:

Line 6 MM4
Voodoo Lab power
Mesa Boogie Single rectifier
Done
Boss TU-3 Done
Shure SM58 Done



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#3
Yeah guy above me pretty much got it. SM57, an interface and REAPER and you're set.
#4
thanks guys, im gonna check all that out and see how bad its gonna hurt my wallet lol
#6
Quote by sambot12
Well you could do it for half that price if you used amp software.



Right! even though i have a mesa recto, i mostly use my UX2 with podfarm. I love it. Im not into amp softwares but POD Farm is reaaaaally impressive!
To buy:

Line 6 MM4
Voodoo Lab power
Mesa Boogie Single rectifier
Done
Boss TU-3 Done
Shure SM58 Done



OUCH MY WALLET
#7
I have a Marshall VS100 and it's a good amp, but I don't have a reamp box, so I would never have DIs if I used it to record. I use Revalver MkII and it sounds pretty awesome, although there are plenty of free ones that can be just as good or better if you know what you're doing.