#1
I'm going to start recording guitar now and need some help.

What would be the best way for doing this? My budget right now is 150$. I have a crappy stock soundcard so i need to bypass that.

I was thinking simply a Shure SM57 for 100$ and then a mixer for the other 50$, would this work and be at least decent?

Or is there maybe a better way?
#2
thats what I did, and it sounds great.

The only thing is you might need about another 50 in cables as well, such as an XLR for mic, and audio to your computer.

I use the stock soundcard, and as long as you are careful with your levels, it should turn out decent.
#3
Quote by KuzunE
I'm going to start recording guitar now and need some help.

What would be the best way for doing this? My budget right now is 150$. I have a crappy stock soundcard so i need to bypass that.

I was thinking simply a Shure SM57 for 100$ and then a mixer for the other 50$, would this work and be at least decent?

Or is there maybe a better way?


There is. You could get an interface, like the M Audio Fasttrack or Art Dual Pre, that'll connect you directly to your computer with a better sound than your soundcard. The microphone and cables are all you need (I approve of them). No mixer required. Sweetwater's a great place for cables since Hosa's a rock solid brand and the shipping's free.
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#4
No mixer needed for home recording. They are meant for live situations.

Pick up a budget audio interface. The ones suggested above are fine. An SM57 and a cable and stand you're gold.

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