basic recording

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  1. ruffdog64

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    Being new to playing i`m looking at a way to record my progress, can anyone suggest a basic method of recording what i`m playing? I have a laptop and an ipod so if this can be used great but if not no problem,thanks Harvey
     
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    pc or mac?
     
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    cheap solution:

    this is a free software

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    you only need a mono 1/4 jack female---small jack male adaptor to plug your guitar cord / pod / microphone cord
    to the microphone in of your computer.

    or you can mic your amp, and record it via the software above, or any other you can afford/ "find".

    i always used soundforge for recording and editing and fruity loops, live, acid and dozens of others for sinc-ing.

    lately i'm hooked on guitar rig 3, it's a great toy imho, but it's just me.

    the classic choice for amp mic-ing would be a shure sm57 or sm58 (they are the same microphone, basically.)

    if you can afford only one mic, buy a 58, you can use it both for amp mic-ing and voice recording.

    if you're recording just for yourself any cheapo microphone would do,
    but i suggest to invest in a nice mic, expecially if you're serious about singing.

    if you can afford it, a floor pod or a pod xt is a nice investment both for recording and gigging.

    and i suggest you to read carefully each and every post in this section
    you'll find loads of suggestions
     
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    Thanks for all the above , it`s just for home recording so i can look back to see how much if any improvement in my playing , as for singing well the cats just gotten used to me playing guitar and has stopped leaving the room , if i improve enough i`d consider doing an open mike night locally but that`s a long way off :D
     
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    i'm reading in another post that you have a champ xd:
    you can use its line out
    and plug it in the mic input of your laptop,
    record the signal with any audio recorder/editor and voila,
    decent sounds and no microphone needed.

    and editing capability

    and check the recording for dummies section too, more suggestions there.
    http://everythingsg.com/forum/index.php?board=63.0
     
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    Thanks barbas23 as you can tell i`m new to all this and it`s such a mine field and not being particularly computer literate i need to ask lots of idiotic questions, your help is appreciated
     
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    no question is idiotic, do your thing :)
     

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