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 #5210  by letitflow
 Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:21 pm
oh, yeah low latency is important too for whatever sound card you get and also the card should have ASIO drivers. The audigy2 zs fits this bill. I'm sure many others do also.

 #5237  by caspersvapors
 Mon May 01, 2006 2:52 pm
cool thanks for the info

 #5238  by sarraqum
 Mon May 01, 2006 3:01 pm
I use less ellaborate set up. A mic thats connected to my PC and standing really close to my amp. I also use a software called Adobe Audition, its a mixing software that lets you record, loop and edit and all the rest. I simply record my strumming, loop it and then record solo over it.

But I am kinda interested in the whole plug-your-guitar-into-your-sound-card thing letitflow has going on. How much was that sound card?

 #5250  by letitflow
 Mon May 01, 2006 8:41 pm
well I'm in Toronto so the store I bought it at has it at $75 CAD which is about what I paid a year ago. So I guess you can find it in the US for no more than $65.

The thing to remember is it is OEM. Probably they have non OEM versions that are more expensive.

If you google it there is info about hooking it up to a guitar. Can't remember if I read this info in articles or forums or what though.

 #5344  by qiuniu
 Fri May 05, 2006 3:27 pm
caspersvapors wrote:btw guys, when you record yourselves, are you guys using computer programs and shit? if so what kind?
I've been using Garage Band and I highly recommend it for ease of use, quality and options.

 #5349  by letitflow
 Fri May 05, 2006 4:47 pm
I also find a good place to practice is if you play over top when jerry's singing and not playing.

here's an example of a guitar mixed in at good levels. sounds almost like it is part of the song (I mean if you weren't a deadhead of course!)

http://optimizedsoft.com/songs/gdtrfb2.mp3

note: this is with guitar plugged straight into sound card line in with adapter