#1
hi

i am having troubles recording stuff with audacity. i am using a crate electric guitar amp plugged into a kustom cabinet. i bought a regular studio microphone for like 20 dollars at the store and plugged it into my laptop with a 1/4 female to 1/8 male adapter. it records fine but there's a lot of fuzz in the background of the recording when i play it and it is really annoying does. does anyone know how to fix? i am getting pro-tools and m-audio soon but for now i'd like to use this. thanks

equipment:
schecter hellraiser c-1 FR special
crate guitar amp + kustom cabinet
a laptop
a $20 microphone
an adapter so i can plug the mic into the laptop
Last edited by about69ducks at Dec 17, 2011,
#2
Quote by about69ducks
i am getting pro-tools and m-audio soon but for now i'd like to use this.


Theres your solution. You can cause serious damage to your mic port by plugging ur mic in.
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#3
Quote by lockwolf
Theres your solution. You can cause serious damage to your mic port by plugging ur mic in.

how do you figure?
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#4
Quote by lockwolf
Theres your solution. You can cause serious damage to your mic port by plugging ur mic in.

ok thanks i will wait then
#5
Pretty sure if you're just using a 1/4 to 1/8 adapter it's not a studio mic. A studio mic would use an XLR cable. Any mic that uses a regular instrument cable is going to be far inferior. But yeah, there's your problem. You need a good interface and a good mic.
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#6
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how do you figure?


Most mic inputs on laptops and prebuilt PCs are pretty poorly built. They can barely handle speaking, let alone a guitar signal. You crank that thing too hard, you'll blow that sucker
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