I decided to start recording songs to my computer, so I got the Line 6 POD 2.0 (based on the advice in this forum) and a nice mic. Now what I need to know is how to get the maximum quality out of the recordings...
The POD is connected to the PC with a 1/4" - 1/8" cable into Line In. I've been recording with Windows' Sound Recorder set at 44.100 kHz, 16 bit, Mono. Using Volume Control, I lowered the Playback and Recording volumes for Line In to where I think they sound pretty good. I then compose the songs in FL Studio 4.
But I don't really know what I'm doing.
Basically, what can I do to make the recordings the best possible quality? Should I use a different type of input apart from the cable straight to Line In, is Sound Recorder not good enough, are there certain settings I should change on my computer, do I need any extra hardware, etc.?
Any/all help is much appreciated.
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P.S. - I'm still waiting for the phantom power supply for my mic to come in, so I don't have a clue how it's going to sound yet. Any advice on that is welcome, as well.