Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Re: the good old days vs. laptop recording
um - what recording software are you using? The inbuilt mic on almost all Laptops is most likely extraordinarily low quality, as they are really only designed for voice bandwidth, and almost all Laptops have no input gain controls, so you are most likely saturating the input level ridiculously!
If you can gain access to any small mixer, and two decent (say Shure SM 57) mics, you can adjust the input gain before it gets to the audio in of the laptop, and you'd most likely get a half decent stereo recording as a result.