Alright guys. The most "recording" I've ever done was with a camera phone. So I'm a total beginner. What do I need to lay down some good sounding guitar tracks? I'm looking at a Line 6 Pod HD500X right now, because I've really dug the tones that Robar gets on Youtube. Very tight, crunchy, saturated distortion and such.



But does that go straight into the computer after that? Do I need some form of filter of sort? How much will a decent one cost? Would it possibly be better to just buy a decent mic and mic my amp? I'd love some info! Here's a list of my gear atm. The budget isn't really set in stone right now. Mostly a future thing, I'm currently jobless, but I'm serious about this, and I want to keep building this rig to eventually be a professional to the best of my ability. I just need info.

Current gear:
Jackson RRMG (guitar)
B.C. Rich NJ Deluxe Jr. V DLXJRVO (guitar)
Behringer Vintager AC112 60Watt (Dad's amp that I use. It's honestly got workable cleans when messed with.)
Laney HC25 (My backup/practice amp)
ElectroHarmonix Metal Muff With Top Boost (Distortion pedal)

I get solid enough tones so far. Took a hit when my MultiFX pedal died on during poor storage while I was "between homes", but I wasn't that big of a fan of it anyways...
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Style is in the hands. Taste is in the hands. But tone? Tone is in the gear.
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I know most new multifx come with USB interfaces. I like Vox Tonelab 1st, Boss GT-100 before the Line6, but I think the hd500 has USB interface as well.
You can also use audio interface or something like Audiolink and buy amp Sim vsts or use freeware, like LePou.