#1
Well i want to record. All i have is a POS tape recorder.

Any tips on how to get the best our of it? I plan on using a cable to plug it directly into my computer and using audacity to turn them into MP3.

Oh i also have my sisters PS2 'sing star' microphones. Will they work?
#2
You might just want to pass on the recorder all togeather and go direct line in from guitar to comp.

All you will need is to go to radio shack and pick up a $3 1/4 to 1/8 adapter.

-Ryan
#3
Quote by Jared R. Boyd
You might just want to pass on the recorder all togeather and go direct line in from guitar to comp.

All you will need is to go to radio shack and pick up a $3 1/4 to 1/8 adapter.

-Ryan


Tried it. Sounds like ****... My sound card cant handle recording straight from my guitar...
#4
A tape recorder and ps2 mic would sound like **** also...I would just save for an actual interface.
#5
Quote by mash71
A tape recorder and ps2 mic would sound like **** also...I would just save for an actual interface.


Actualy ive given it a shot. It sounds pretty good too (No thanks to you guys...)

EDIT:

The point of using this tape recorder and a PS2 mic is because i cant afford to spend all my money on recording stuff. I WILL at some point get a decent mic and a USB interface or something like that.

But for now i just want to record a few songs as cheaply as i can...
Last edited by the_poison125 at May 25, 2008,
#6
if you have a pratice amp , you might still be able to use audacity.
I just ran a line from the head phone of the amp into the mic jack of
my pc , not sure if you tried that.

audacity just needs a preamp from the guitar. i just mess with the amp's
volume and audacity's input setting. it worked like a charm.

You can down load drum tracks loops and make your own druming
tracks with audacity and record more songs.

audacity will import .ogg , wave, mp3.

when i first started recording i used a tape recorder..it's hit and miss.
The best place to record was my bath room becuase of the accustic.lol
You'll have to mess with the mic becuase not all mics are the same..
so you'll have to place it in the best posistion for a mic.

Then i moved up to a kareyokee machine.
it sound okay if I just made a backing track with just the drum machine
& guitar and live mic it...but to lay more tracks...you loose quality.
Last edited by Ordinary at May 26, 2008,
#7
Quote by Ordinary
if you have a pratice amp , you might still be able to use audacity.
I just ran a line from the head phone of the amp into the mic jack of
my pc , not sure if you tried that.

audacity just needs a preamp from the guitar. i just mess with the amp's
volume and audacity's input setting. it worked like a charm.

You can down load drum tracks loops and make your own druming
tracks with audacity and record more songs.

audacity will import .ogg , wave, mp3.

when i first started recording i used a tape recorder..it's hit and miss.
The best place to record was my bath room becuase of the accustic.lol
You'll have to mess with the mic becuase not all mics are the same..
so you'll have to place it in the best posistion for a mic.

Then i moved up to a kareyokee machine.
it sound okay if I just made a backing track with just the drum machine
& guitar and live mic it...but to lay more tracks...you loose quality.


Thanks man. Unfortunately i don't have a practice amp My good amp hasn't got a line out or microphone output or anything like that

Il mess with different rooms to.Wheres a good spot to put the mic?