Thanx people, sounds like I need an upgrade....the exact specs on my soundcard I dont know....it came with the computer (which is a TINY) a few years ago.....it was my fathers and I bought it off him when he got the evil system I'm on right now.....when he bought the TINY a good sound card wasnt a consideration....(he's not a musician or a games nerd at all).....so it aint that great, and the speakers.....well, lets just say they needed replacing since the day they were installed.....they hum and buzz and crackle and the feedback they can cause when recording is mental......
Trendkillah in answer to your question I'm recording my using my les paul and Marshall amp, the 'Output' lead goes directly to my soundcard.
What am I recording? At the moment I'm writing a nocturne.....the rhythm part is chords on clean sound. For the melody I'm on the distortion channel with the les paul on the back pickup.....smoooooth :D
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