#1
so im really new to recording and ive found interface seems to be the general consensus for doing it, but would going directly to the line in jack on my laptop be sufficient. what are the benefits of using an interface?

thanks in advance
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#2
You should definatley NOT use the soundcard that's built in your comp... Crappy sound is a deffo when you record to it!

Buy a firewire/usb interface, and you'll get much mch cleaner sound! And you can adjust the volume much easier =)

Hope that'll help!
#3
Look at mixers. I got a Tascam US-122 (google it if you want an idea). It's got 4 inputs for guitar cables, 2 for microphones, all this other stuff. You can control volume on it. It also plugs in through USB. It sounds pretty decent if you just plug the guitar straight into it. But i'd only look at this idea if you feel like spending a few hundred extra dollars (Can start looking at microphones etc.)
#4
if my soundcard is a creative audiology 2 zs

is it a good enough soundcard to record with, or should i still look into an interface
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Quote by Dempsey68
get a cheap marshall... my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps.