Re: Recording SOftware

I think the official line as always is dont do it. If you want to give it a
go many people have done it successfully.

Start with your levels turned right down and then turn them up slowly.

I know it's difficult but at the end of the day it will be your choice and
no one will say do or don't do it. If you dont use your pre-amp you'll get a
poor signal but it will work. I used to plug my guitar into the mic in and
use the 20dB boost option. Didnt sound too good but it worked for me at the


"Bam" <bam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
thanks for the info. the problem with putting mic in front of amp, is i
have a heavy duty computer. it has 6 case fans. that noise is heard
through the mic. it sounds good, but doesn't sound great.

i was wondering because i heave heard/read about blowing up sound cards
with plugging into it from a guitar with a preamp.

thanks for the advice

"Bam" <bam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Ok, but what if... I really like the software I got. has everything I

what would I need to be able to plug into my sound card without damaging

I am guessing that straight in wouldn't be healthy

Jeff Ferren
"kitekrazy" <kitekrazy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Bam wrote:
Hey gang.

I have been looking for some recording software, so I can plug into my
computer and record.
I have been playing for over 20 years, but computer recording is
something new to me.

Now, 2 things come to mind. First, if my guitar has a preamp, that
takes a 9V battery, and I plug into the line in on my sound card, is
there a chance of blowing the card??

Second, I have come across software called...
Acoustica Mix Master. I have been using this by using the mic on my
headset. It works well, as far as the software goes, just too much crap
background noise. Is this software a good program to use??

But I am really concerned about the sound card as stated in the first
question.. I just don't know if I should use a special type of pci card
for guitar or something. Any help would be appreciated.

You could look at IK Multimedia's Stealth Plug

M-Audio's Jam Lab

Both work thru USB. Stealth Plug with everything you need for $99. The
software alone is worth 3 times that.