First of all, this is a long rambling post.
That is how I post. If you're looking for an 8 word joke about someone on the forum that just makes your eyes water from laughing, it's not here. If you're under 23 years old and/or can't respond with actual experience , please, don't bother reading or responding.
Computer bought within the last year, has all the fancy line in and video ports etc. Soundcard has it's own configuration (which conflicts with the regular volume control and sometimes adds a weired effect to every sound) ... playing though a 10 watt marshall that has "emulated headphone out" ..
Using Nero Wave Editor ..
So I plug into the amp regular, then use a converter to run the other 1/4 plug into the "microphone in" on the front of the computer.
I messed with it months ago, had mixed success. Started again today. It doesn't, you know capture the tone of my guitar or the amp ... has a buzz on everything. Records real quiet though.
Guitar turned up
"level" all the way up
Then I have to turn the amp's volume up a good bit (on distortion or clean)
The wave and overall volume on the computer is cranked up so I can hear it.
The final results are kinda ####ty, I feel that if I burned something on a cd you'd have to jack the radio wayyyy up .. and that background buzz would be there.
When I'm playing without distortion and I hit play even slightly hard, it distorts. It's god awful. Playing with distortion covers up a lot of the crap sound, but there's no tone at all. The neck pickup sounds like the bridge pickup (Strat) and the bridge pickup sounds like a cheap guitar played through a small radio at full volume.
This is pretty much the ONLY result that can be achieved. I'm so lost ☹