#1
I want to start recording my stuff without spending much. I want to record sound directly from the amplifier, don't use simulators with the PC Line In, from what I know the best microphone quality/price speaking, is the SM57, but how to connect it to the computer and then process the sound? What do I need to get the best possible product at a cheap price?
Gear:

Jackson KVX10
Peavey ValveKing 112
Digitech Scott Ian Black 13
Boss OS 2
Morley Bad Horsie
Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress
Digitech DigiDelay
Digitech Whammy
#2
Hmm you should plug your mic into a sound card. You can get a used one for 40 $.


So what you should do now is put your mic in a good position near your amp. Experiment several positions to get a clear / decent sound. ( I m not sure where to mic, I use guitar rig for sounds ) If I'm not mistaken , a 40 degree angle should give out a clear sound. ( not sure )

Now you should have a daw ( a program where you can record and process the sounds ). Example of daws : Cubase, Nuendo, Fruity Loops, Reaper, Audacity...

When you figure out that part, repost and I can help you step by step for the processing
The symphonizer
Last edited by Sympho at Jul 15, 2011,
#3
xlr to usb are around the same price
only if you'v washed your hands!
#4
Quote by Sympho
Hmm you should plug your mic into a sound card. You can get a used one for 40 $.


So what you should do now is put your mic in a good position near your amp. Experiment several positions to get a clear / decent sound. ( I m not sure where to mic, I use guitar rig for sounds ) If I'm not mistaken , a 40 degree angle should give out a clear sound. ( not sure )

Now you should have a daw ( a program where you can record and process the sounds ). Example of daws : Cubase, Nuendo, Fruity Loops, Reaper, Audacity...

When you figure out that part, repost and I can help you step by step for the processing

Can you name some sound cards with pros and cons?
Gear:

Jackson KVX10
Peavey ValveKing 112
Digitech Scott Ian Black 13
Boss OS 2
Morley Bad Horsie
Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress
Digitech DigiDelay
Digitech Whammy
#6
Thanks... can I find something good under 100€?
Gear:

Jackson KVX10
Peavey ValveKing 112
Digitech Scott Ian Black 13
Boss OS 2
Morley Bad Horsie
Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress
Digitech DigiDelay
Digitech Whammy
#7
Off course. You don't need new ones, get used soundcards. You can get the best for 40 euros.

I'm usually against buying second hand stuff, but for sound cards, I don't think it really matters if someone used it or not
The symphonizer
#8
Do I need a Soundcard/Audio Interface with built in pre amp? Do I need a Mixer?
Gear:

Jackson KVX10
Peavey ValveKing 112
Digitech Scott Ian Black 13
Boss OS 2
Morley Bad Horsie
Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress
Digitech DigiDelay
Digitech Whammy
#9
You don't really need a mixer, unless you're going for analog mixing or planning on recording real drums.

As for the audio interface, a preamp is actually a plus, specially for vocals.
The symphonizer
#10
How about the M Audio Fast Track Pro? It seems nicer than the Fast Track Bundle with Pro Tools Essential, but I need a software... should I buy the best version without PT or take the Bundle? Right now I'm thinking of buying the Fast Track Pro and the SM57, but is there a good quality freeware software for recording?
Gear:

Jackson KVX10
Peavey ValveKing 112
Digitech Scott Ian Black 13
Boss OS 2
Morley Bad Horsie
Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress
Digitech DigiDelay
Digitech Whammy
#11
Quote by Bolly
How about the M Audio Fast Track Pro? It seems nicer than the Fast Track Bundle with Pro Tools Essential, but I need a software... should I buy the best version without PT or take the Bundle? Right now I'm thinking of buying the Fast Track Pro and the SM57, but is there a good quality freeware software for recording?


By the Fast Track Pro and download Reaper (I believe it's only $40 after a month's full trial)
#13
Quote by Bolly
How about the M Audio Fast Track Pro? It seems nicer than the Fast Track Bundle with Pro Tools Essential, but I need a software... should I buy the best version without PT or take the Bundle? Right now I'm thinking of buying the Fast Track Pro and the SM57, but is there a good quality freeware software for recording?



The M Audio Fast Track is a great choice. For softwares, I've never used Reaper, but you can give it a try, it's free for 30 days I think.
The symphonizer