Hi guys, I have a really stupid question to ask you, but hey, if you don't ask, you'll never know, right?

Anyway, I want to start using something like this audacity thing I hear people going on about. I know that it is a computer program, and lets you record stuff, but how does this work? Do you get to actually play instruments and record them, or is it simply a computer generated thing?

I want to start laying down guitar parts at home, but as you can tell, have no idea how the hell to do it. Please help! Cheers.
yes, you actually get to play guitar and record it, youll need a mic and some sort of interface to put between the mic and your computer. also this is the wrong forum so *reported*
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