#1
ok, so ive been wanting to do some guitar demo recordings, as well as just some messing around stuff, so im wondering, what is the cheapest thing i can buy to be able ti just plug my guitar into my computer and just be able to record,overdub, etc. but also have some backing track, drum machine type thing.
i really know absolutely nothing about such things.

EDIT- oh, i also have a vox tonelab le, and is it possible to somehow do something to be able to record with it on a computer?
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#4
Audacity as suggested above is free. You can download or make backing tracks. Also, there's a drum program thread at the top of this forum that should point you in the right direction.

Other than that, go to Radio Shack and get a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter for your guitar cable and try plugging into your line in on your PC. This should get you started and it's VERY cheap. If the sound quality is lacking try looking for a recording interface. Something like an M-Audio Fast Track or a PreSonus Inspire should work very nicely.
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#5
well, how would this be?

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-GearBox-PlugIn-Gold-Bundle?sku=706521

would that give me everything im wanting?
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#6
oh, and does it have drum samples?
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#7
I think in the long run you'd get more mileage out of a proper interface with built in preamps, phantom power, midi, etc.

I can't comment on the Toneports. I do recommend checking out the PreSonus Inspire and the M-Audio Fast Track Pro.

Here:
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/MAudio-Fast-Track-Pro-Mobile-USB-Audio-MIDI-Interface?sku=241710

and here:
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/PreSonus-INSPIRE-1394-FireWire-Audio-Interface?sku=241483

Look around at Lexicon, Mackie, Yamaha, ART, etc. There are quite a few sub $200 interfaces that are good choices to get started.
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