#1
as the topic says I want to know if there´s some kind of sound card you can by and put in your computer and then plug an electric guitar cord into the card.. ?
so that you can record into the computer

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#2
You can do it in any soundcard that has a microphone (usually pink colored) input by where you plug your speakers in. The only thing youll need is an adapter that makes the guitar cord into a headphone-sized cord. It looks like this http://home.earthlink.net/~wb5rex/xtalman/big2smladap.JPG

You plug that into the mic input (the pink colored one, speakers should be green). And then you can record onto your computer with your guitar. I hope that helped
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Quote by Trip272
You can do it in any soundcard that has a microphone (usually pink colored) input by where you plug your speakers in. The only thing youll need is an adapter that makes the guitar cord into a headphone-sized cord. It looks like this http://home.earthlink.net/~wb5rex/xtalman/big2smladap.JPG

You plug that into the mic input (the pink colored one, speakers should be green). And then you can record onto your computer with your guitar. I hope that helped


Where would I find one of those? And how much would it cost roughly
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Where would I find one of those? And how much would it cost roughly


You can find them in most any music store. They sell for around $2.50. It's way better than shelling out hundreds of dollars for a new sound card. The sound quality is no different.
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By the way, in case your amp only has a headphone jack out instead of a line out, you can often times set up your computer to act as a monitor so you can still hear your guitar through the PC speakers.
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#9
ehhh.. u dun plug into the microphone one.. u put into the line in one.. esp if ur looking to record... and like he said u need a 1/4 to 1/8 inch mono connector.. also u cant jst plug straight into the comp from ur guitar.. well u can but it'd be realli soft.. u need a preamp in between.. so.. ur amp.. or an audio interface

EDIT: o yea and from my exp ur normal non recording specific sound card would be too slow to record.. so there would be delay in recording .. also the AD/DA is crap degrading the sound quality of recording.. but its ok if u jst want direct monitoring..
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You can record with just about every soundcard, but depending on how good ur card is, it may sound ****ty or good... i have a 32-bit soundcard and it records decently, although i am thinking of upgrading to 64-bit
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By the way, in case your amp only has a headphone jack out instead of a line out, you can often times set up your computer to act as a monitor so you can still hear your guitar through the PC speakers.


Okay, well I don+t have an output on my amp so how would i do that?
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ehhh.. u dun plug into the microphone one.. u put into the line in one.. esp if ur looking to record... and like he said u need a 1/4 to 1/8 inch mono connector.. also u cant jst plug straight into the comp from ur guitar.. well u can but it'd be realli soft.. u need a preamp in between.. so.. ur amp.. or an audio interface


wrong. plug the guitar into mic if you're without a preamp, a guitars output isn't very high so no problems there, you can turn your pickup volume down too but for the most part the mic port should work - the problem here is that the sound card is being used as the preamp and thus depending on the sound card it can be quite noisy, also internal soundcards tend to be quite noisy by default as they are victims of electronic interference by the MOBO and Proc.

Plug it into the Line interface if you already have a preamp thats beefing the signal up to line level (which is what most preamps do).
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#14
Your best bet would be to get something like the L6 guitarport or the guitar rig 2 (by native I think).
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Your best bet would be to get something like the L6 guitarport or the guitar rig 2 (by native I think).


i second that.
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#16
Guitar rig will be very delayed if you have a bad soundcard. I stick with what I said about the 1/4 to 1/8th adapter. You CAN use it to record. If you want effects ect just use cool edit pro or audacity and do some post effects.

Its the cheapest and best way imo. It's not going to sound AMAZING but it will still sound good enough. trust me.