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LittleWing
12-11-2004, 06:57 PM
So I decided it would be fun to lay down some tracks onto my computer of my guitar playing. Problem is, im not sure how about I should go about doing it. At this point in time I'm using my small, junk computer mic and playing straight into it. Is there a way to plug the guitar straight into the computer? Should I buy a better mic and play into that? And also, what software would be good to use?

I covered Say It Ain't So just to see what it would sound like. This is the best I could get it to sound. It is, at this point in time, without vocals, drums, or bass. This link may not work. Tell me if it does.
http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/41bb70ed_17fcd/bc/My+Documents/SAY+IT+AINT+SO+MP3.mp3?bfzo3uBBzBdpoIMO

EXTRAVABONSOR
12-11-2004, 07:01 PM
im my experience, you should really always mic your amp if you can. just mess around with pointing your mic at the cabinet different ways, at different angles and different distances while aiming at different parts of the speaker. you're going to get a shitload more versalitlity by micing rather then going direct. plus, the lower frequency response usually gets fucked up a lot when you go direct. it's usually too much and there's little you can do to change it.

real politik
12-11-2004, 07:04 PM
john will you give me guitar lessons

EXTRAVABONSOR
12-11-2004, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by real politik
john will you give me guitar lessons $150/hr.

Isle
12-11-2004, 07:06 PM
hey guys would you like to hear my apocalyptic riffs

LittleWing
12-11-2004, 07:07 PM
Originally posted by Isle
hey guys would you like to hear my apocalyptic riffs
HOLY SHIT YEAH!

Isle
12-11-2004, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by LittleWing

HOLY SHIT YEAH!

tough

LittleWing
12-11-2004, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by EXTRAVA******
im my experience, you should really always mic your amp if you can. just mess around with pointing your mic at the cabinet different ways, at different angles and different distances while aiming at different parts of the speaker. you're going to get a shitload more versalitlity by micing rather then going direct. plus, the lower frequency response usually gets fucked up a lot when you go direct. it's usually too much and there's little you can do to change it.
So the microphone. I'm using a computer microphone at the moment, and obviously it wasn't meant to do this job. If I was to buy a microphone, how would I go about connecting it to the computer? Is this common knowledge? Am I dumb?

EXTRAVABONSOR
12-11-2004, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by LittleWing
Is this common knowledge? Am I dumb? not really, i guess. you shouldn't feel dumb though.

i guess if you're using a computer mic then you're probably using the shitty soundcard that came with your computer too.

Uh, I can't really go into this now because I'm about to run out the door, but I'll check on this thread next time I come back and if anyone hasn't helped oyu yet, I'll contribute.

daydreamer999
12-11-2004, 09:08 PM
Get a semi-decent microphone, and then get an adaptor so you can plug it into your sound card, but definately mic the amp.

My Ice Dwelling
12-12-2004, 01:02 AM
<img src=http://catalogs.infocommiq.com/AVCAT/images%2Fproducts%2Fdetail%2F414mkII.jpg>

Karl Connor
12-12-2004, 06:47 AM
Originally posted by My Ice Dwelling
<img src=http://catalogs.infocommiq.com/AVCAT/images%2Fproducts%2Fdetail%2F414mkII.jpg>

that shit is gay

Liquid-J
12-12-2004, 07:23 AM
Originally posted by My Ice Dwelling
<img src=http://catalogs.infocommiq.com/AVCAT/images%2Fproducts%2Fdetail%2F414mkII.jpg>

that is some gay shit right there