#1
Is it possible to get really good professional sound with a guitar plugged into your computer, with a really good sound card???

I've read that theres some things you can use such as recording thing and some free guitar software for effects,

I just am curious as my amp isn't that great, and I have a really really good computer


oh and it would be for metal and everything else
#2
Well do you:
1. Have a budget or just want something free?
2. Do you have a good soundcard (for recording that is!)
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#3
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Well do you:
1. Have a budget or just want something free?
2. Do you have a good soundcard (for recording that is!)


well I don't really have a budget, but from what I saw, it looked like you could use the softwhere to just use your computer as an amp, not just to always record

and I have one of the best sound card's for a PC complete with Sub wover and speakers

just was compliplating between tube amp or computer soft where
#4
its probably worth just buying a better amp
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and I have one of the best sound card's for a PC complete with Sub wover and speakers


Actually you might not. Most soundcards, even good ones suck for "recording" (using instruemnts or similar is "classed" as recording.
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#6
well it means you wont have an amp outside of wherever your computer is situated. just get a good mic and mic an amp up
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Actually you might not. Most soundcards, even good ones suck for "recording" (using instruemnts or similar is "classed" as recording.


I was quite serious about that though its one of the best made these days, I have a $3,200 custom built homeade PC lol, I shouldah bought a kick ass amp >:P

I wasn't quite looking for "Recording" just was wondering if I had a good computer if it would be worth getting amp effects to plug your guitar into your sound card, or just stick with getting a tube amp?
#8
Just get a tube amp.
If you're recording it can be worth it to invest in some good software for playing straight into the computer with a POD or something, but if you just want to play, it's about feel as much as tone, and software amps have all the feel and response of a refrigerator.
#9
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Just get a tube amp.
If you're recording it can be worth it to invest in some good software for playing straight into the computer with a POD or something, but if you just want to play, it's about feel as much as tone, and software amps have all the feel and response of a refrigerator.


haha, just was curious to see if there was cheap way out but I'll be a man and get some money out haha
#10
Try Amplitube 2 and Guitar Rig 2 demos - they'll amaze you. I have 5 amps and am using my Mac for most of my stuff lately. I own 2 tube amps too but the computer stuff can fool even the experts.
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Try Amplitube 2 and Guitar Rig 2 demos - they'll amaze you. I have 5 amps and am using my Mac for most of my stuff lately. I own 2 tube amps too but the computer stuff can fool even the experts.


this sounded pretty decent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-s5nisN9tM


I guess It's either

Peavey Valve King 112 or some sort of computer thing like that, the amplitube2 stuff seemed pretty good
#13
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if you set it up it's fine I've palyed with it, sounds better with a metal muff, if you cant get the amp to sound good, you must not know how to set them up I assume

yeah its not a 6505 but its pretty good with Active pickups or passive for that matter

so I'll stick with tube amps over the computer gear, as it didn't really impress me that much
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#14
line 6 make something like that and it records ur sound but u have to buy it for like $100 and u need to use one or there variax guitars