#1
So I am about to graduate school and am looking to start getting heavily into writing, recording, and producing stuff. I am trying to figure out whether to go the AxeFx route or whether to drop the money for a head/cab combo.

The pros I have for going AxeFx is that it gives me a massive variety of styles that I can dial in and it also allows me to record in a small apartment with the full range of sound that I wouldn't be able to get with something like a Peavy or ENGL tuned to like 1-2 on the volume.

Cons are I am not familiar with AxeFx and would have to spend time learning to dial in good sounding patches. Additionally, I am unsure whether I can just buy an AxeFx. Can I run the guitar direct into the box and then run a line into the sound card on my computer? Right now I am not that concerned with live playing yet but it's time I get a serious upgrade in sound as I have been playing through a POS practice amp in my dorm for the last 4 years.

If I am playing with only the AxeFx is the sound going to be coming out of my computer speakers or do I need to run it through an amp to get any actual sound?
#2
AxeFX is very VERY VERY over priced. I've honestly seen people get better sounds out of free amp sims.

Just invest in a good interface
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