#1
Im somewhat fuzzy on the whole recording thing. How are you connecting the PC to your guitar or how are you miking it? Can you get a 4 track to play on your PC after its recorded or does it have to stay on the cassette? Whats something good to start out with? As much help as possible is appreciated!
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#2
I have an 8 track harddisk recorder and it has a usb out so I just convert the tracks to .WAV files and send them to my computer.

I guess you could run a cable from your recorder's line out (or headphone jack, if you don't have a line out) to your computer's mic input? I dunno if that'd work, but it's worth a shot, right? Or you could go to walmart, buy a desktop mic for a few bucks, and record your cassette tape being played on a stereo? Be creative!
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#3
This should be in Riffs and Recordings. I'm definitely starting to sound like a broken record aren't I?
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#4
i just plug a microphone into to my computer and record it that way... i still get good quality
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#5
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This should be in Riffs and Recordings. I'm definitely starting to sound like a broken record aren't I?

you are right, sir. damn I didn't even notice that.
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#7
When I started to record, I bought a 1/8 / 1/4 connector and put the one and into the PC soundcard and the other into the amp.
Turned on Audacity, config'ed the sound settings and hit record.
Workes great with my VOX amp!



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Edited with Audacity & Adobe Audition 3
#8
You need to get a recording interface like toneport or m audio product.

They have some on ebay for a nice price

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Once you have the interface I would recommend buying mixcraft 3 multitrack recording software with real drum loops for under $50...also you can try mixcraft 3 before you buy...7 day trial.

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Mixcraft doesnt support midi yet however this is an easy to use program...just click and drag from loop library to add to track...when recording just arm track and choose the the recording device in which to use which would be the interface you buy and installed on your computer.

If you buy interface off ebay and then buy mixcraft 3 you could get what you need to record for around $120...after that maybe buy a mic if you need one for acoustic or vocals and what not.
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#9
Personally I would save the $50 on mixcraft for better equipment - audacity will be fine for what you are doing.
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#10
Have you tried mixcraft 3?...I think its a good software program for the price...lots of positive reviews on it as well and its easy to use...im not a big fan of audacity even though its free.

I say try mixcraft for free and see if you like it
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