I was looking to have my guitar and boss rc3 plugged straight in to my laptop or pc and record my own music so I know I will need some sort of music recording software.

I am a complete newbie with all this recording stuff but i am very keen to get into it.
Could anyone recommend any good recording softwares and tell me how it should all be set up?
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Also, look into reaper, and find some free vsts if your going direct.

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Yeah, do a lot of reading first! Stickies here, or at homerecording.com. Basically, you need an audio interface, a device which converts the audio signal to a digital format. The soundcard in your computer does this, but is not made to do this for high quality music conversion.
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