#1
I'm new to recording so this is probably something really simple but it annoys the crap out of me. I decided to try Judas Priest's You Got Another Thing Coming for my first recording since it's so guitar-heavy and I liked the idea that I could put together almost all of a song by myself. Didn't get far though, since when I listened to the continuous chord at the beginning after recording it it sounded like there was a washing machine running in time with the song or something. My current setup isn't great: cheap mic placed in front of the amp and recorded with Cool Edit Pro 2. Would a better mic fix this? Thanks.
#2
yes. So would a better soundcard.
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#4
yes. and a better soundcard.

but a goodish mic will make a big difference compared to a really cheap one.
#5
Quote by dookie_dude_
if the amp has a headphones output, you wouldnt need a mic, then it would sound better


Yes it has headphones output, but what kind of cord would I need to go from that to the smaller jacks in my pc, where exactly would I plug it into, and how would I select that as the source to record from? But I do definitely need a better soundcard/mic
#6
Get a 1/2" to 1/4" jack convertor, then plug one end of a cable into your headphone socket on the amp, and the other into the line in / mic socket of your PC's soundcard. Careful to start the volume on the amp VERY low, because you don't want to blow the it [the soundcard].

That's the cheapo's way of doing it. Alternatively you can buy a decent soundcard with a 1/4" input, and a mixer to plug into it, but you've got to work with what you've got, I guess!
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