An easy tutorial on how to record guitar on computer
90% of your final sound comes from your source. The amp.
80% of the tone of the amp is at player’s hands.
So for a nice sound we will need a nice amp head and amp cabinet.
Engl, Mesa Boogie, Bogner (…) usually with a 2×12 or 4×12 cabinet are the best choice.
Unfortunately, we do not have money for this crazy stuff so just set up what you’ve got that sounds the best !
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* A sound card. Firewire sound cards are pretty nice and affordable these days. Firewire is usually preferred than USB sound cards.
* A daw. Daw stands for “Digital Audio Workstation”. In simple terms it’s the program that you use to record, mix and use all the addons like compressors, equalizers, limiters to improve your sound. Read more »
There are 3 basic types of sound cards:
PCI connects right behind your pc. It’s a bit difficult to access it, but it has little latency.
USB audio interface is easy to access it but has more latency.
Firewire audio interface is easy to access it and has little latency as PCI.
So you recommend firewire, but what’s the difference between USB and Firewire?
USB promises you more speed, but it doesn’t uses this speed at maximum.
FIREWIRE promises you less speed, but always uses this speed at maximum. Read more »