#1
Using Audacity 1.3

Miked Amp -> Shure SM57 -> ART Tube MP -> Sound Card Line in (Audigy 2 Value)

On the Preamp the output is at 12:00 and input it at 3:00

It sounds very thin no bass response there's a bit of clipping too but because I have my levels too high.

Hear for yourself:

http://individual.utoronto.ca/mikebasta/test.mp3

Is my Audigy at fault here? Do I need something like an Audiophile 192?

Update here it is again when I moved the mics around still not great:

http://individual.utoronto.ca/mikebasta/test2.mp3
Last edited by ixelion at Oct 6, 2007,
#3
Well compared to the real amp sound it's like night and day. The sound has no "fullness" and no bass at all.

Basically it sounds nothing like the real setup.
#4
Definitely turn the gains down to eradicate clipping. A better sound card wouldn't hurt, but what recorder are you using? Also, keep in mind that your sound card's input jack is stereo, and it sounds like you're inputting a mono signal. If you're not using a decent sound recorder/editor, I'd start there, and maybe trying a mono to stereo adapter.
#6
An external device like an m-audio firewire or such would help.
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#7
the problem with most sound cards is that they arent meant for recording. they really are made to go the other way, so you dont get the best response going A-D. if you upgrade to a real recording card (dont upgrade to a gaming card or anything) then the quality will improve.

also, moved to R&R
#8
What kind of PC speaker do you have? If you don't have decent ones you won't hear much bass. Also Audigy's aren't that great for recording, the X-Fi line will work better and shouldn't set you back as much as a real recording card.