1. Post #1
    Michael Bay Christus
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    I started playing electric guitar a little over a year ago and now I am coming up with neat little riffs and solos that i would like to record. However, My amp and microphone aren't quite doing the job. I play mostly metal, some alternative and rock. and I have a crappy SG copy (although it it licensed by Gibson) but I plan on buying an epiphone when I have the money. In use with other amps my guitar doesn't sound that bad. But anyways, What gear would you recommend for me? I'm looking for inexpensive gear, but I know it probably won't be cheap and don't plan on buying immediately. any suggestions?

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    For recording, you will want to go with an audio interface with some free amp modelling software from the interwebs.

    That would probably cost you under 100$ if you'll go with that.
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    Shure SM58 is a very versatile mic but you'd need an audio interface first. I use reaper for recording on PC, it's free software and good enough. You could get a line 6 pod, they can be pretty decent to start with and plug it into your computer from there using a jack to mini-jack
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  4. Post #4
    Michael Bay Christus
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    ....some free amp modelling software from the interwebs...
    Are there any that you'd recommend?

    Edited:

    Shure SM58 is a very versatile mic but you'd need an audio interface first. I use reaper for recording on PC, it's free software and good enough. You could get a line 6 pod, they can be pretty decent to start with and plug it into your computer from there using a jack to mini-jack
    Thanks, I'll check that out. I have reaper already, and My mic is fine for recording vocals at the moment, however, after I get stuff for guitar, I'll get a better mic.

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    Are there any that you'd recommend?
    LePou makes some pretty amazing amp simulators for free.
    If you're willing to pay, you might want to take a look at Amplitube or Guitar Rig 4. They're both really good.

    And I have to agree with getting a SM58 and if you have the money get a SM57 too.

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    Michael Bay Christus
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    LePou makes some pretty amazing amp simulators for free.
    If you're willing to pay, you might want to take a look at Amplitube or Guitar Rig 4. They're both really good.

    And I have to agree with getting a SM58 and if you have the money get a SM57 too.
    Thanks, I got a Pocket Pod Express for my birthday but that broke so I'll see if i can get it working.

    I'll check out amplitube.

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    Thanks, I got a Pocket Pod Express for my birthday but that broke so I'll see if i can get it working.

    I'll check out amplitube.
    You should check this one out too:

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    Michael Bay Christus
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    You should check this one out too:
    Thanks. but the guy in the video.

    Certain lyrics came to mind
    "Acting like a robot
    Metal Brain Corrodes......"

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    Michael Bay Christus
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    I don't know what I did, but I took apart and reassembled my PocPodEx and it seems to be working now.

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    I don't know what I did, but I took apart and reassembled my PocPodEx and it seems to be working now.
    Get ASIO4ALL or something similar and download some amp sims :buddy:

  11. Post #11
    Michael Bay Christus
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    Get ASIO4ALL or something similar and download some amp sims :buddy:
    I'll check it out when I fix my headphones. I broke them, Luckily all it needs it to re-solder a wire.