I have a tascam dp 008 porta-studio, the mics pick up the sound of my guitar with a distortion pedal perfectly through my amp, but if i plug my guitar directly into the input on the porta-studio with distortion on, it makes a really ugly distortion sound that is totally different then when played through my amp, anyone know what the problem is? much appreciated.
Of course it does. You are missing all the contributions to the sound made by the amp and speaker. With the exception of some of the modelling things like pods, distortion pedals sound crap straight into the desk.
so there is no way to record directly in?