#1
I was thinking about starting to record some riffs and such. But I don't have any sort of recording gear. So are there any easy ways of doing this? What kind of stuff would I need? any programs that are good for home recording?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you!
#3
Audacity is a free program that lets you record and semi-edit. It isn't a GREAT program but it is efficient. As for how to record to your laptop, You may want a stealthplug from Sonoma Wireworks, they also sell recording software such as Riffworks. The demo for Riffworks is very cool but is limited to drum tracks. A Line 6 recording product, such as the Guitarport, is another good way to send signal from guitar to computer.. If you buy the Guitarport, I would highly reccomend the Gearbox bundle. In all, Gearbox bundle: $100 for the regular, $190 for the subscription to their website features. Sonoma bundle: $150.
EDIT: I may mention that the Line 6 does not record, just simulates tones from your computer, I used that with Audacity to record.
#4
I'd recommend Reaper for software. I use it on my dell studio without problems. Combine that with a line6 Ux1(or 2) and you're pretty much set.
#5
Thanks for the replies guys, will check those out.
What about stuff like Amplitube, any of you have experience with that? Thats just for playing on your computer, I would still need something to record with, am i right?
#6
try the alesis io2 express, it just cost a few bucks and has a decent quality. the quality of the A/D and D/A coverters and the preamps are surprisingly good for the price - i got it for 90€ over here in Germany, should be around 100-150 bucks in the states. (or not, haha)
it has two channels with enough inputs for your needs, you wont need anything more than that thing!
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