#1
Hey, I have been trying to record my playing for some time now but I have only been using the windows sound recorder (bad I Know) What are some "Free" programs out there that are good for recording,

I have a Peavey Mic but no usb input for that mic, when I do record tho (attempt to) I use a guitar hero mic to my laptop, is there a better way or should i just deal with it?

Thanks
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#2
The best way to do this is to read the Interfaces sticky.
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#4
You're gonna have to do a little bit of research dude, all the info is about. Interfaces let you plug mics in and REAPER is a good DAW that has an unlimited trial.
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#5
Ok thanks for your help much appreciated, will do some intense research
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Audacity however is very limited in uses. It's not much good for any real production work due to it's destructive editing.
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Audacity however is very limited in uses. It's not much good for any real production work due to it's destructive editing.

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Audacity is probably as close to tape as anything,, seeing as once you make an edit its more "committed" (Ignoring ctrl z)
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Audacity is probably as close to tape as anything


... what?

Audacity isn't anything like tape. Just because it has destructive editing doesn't make it similar to recording on tape.

In response to OP,

Getting some form of interface like this http://www.dv247.com/computer-hardware/focusrite-scarlett-2i2-usb-audio-interface--90034 is a must have if you want to record non usb mics on your computer. Having this also means you can DI your guitars and reamp them using software plugins.

If you want a simpler way of doing things a usb mic will work just fine, something like this http://www.dv247.com/microphones/audio-technica-at2020usbplus--usb-condenser-microphone--106465 although I've heard good stuff about that particular one I've not got much experience with usb mics in general so hopefully someone else can recommend something more suitable.

Software wise, if you are just recording you playing and nothing else then Audacity ( http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ ) will work fine although you won't have access to 3rd party plugin support (I think). If you are going to be doing multitracking or require more flexibility then I recommend Reaper ( http://www.reaper.fm/ ) it has a 30 day trial but I fully recommend paying for it, it's well worth it. Using Reaper also means you can download the many free VST plugins out there to play around with.
#10
^ Obviously i was kidding.
I've experienced both. I know they're different.
#11
Yeah I wanna just record to see my error's for them mean time but once i get it too a good stage I will surely have a look are "reaper" thank you for the help
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