Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sao Paulo / New York
How to record guitar sound using PC?
I don't know if it's "healthy" for your SB Live! plugging your guitar direclty in it's line-in conector. Anyway, the output of guitar pickups is too low and when plugged directly, the sound card's built-in amplifier can't amplify the signal enough to make it sound good. I don't know if the POD has a built-in amplifier, so, I can't help if you're plugging in your line-in jack. But I can suggest you another way of recording (the way I use in my small home studio): just mic your speakers and plug the microphone in your SB mic in jack (you don't need an expansive microphone to sound good; a good quality 600 ohms, unidiretional dynamic mic can do the job). Control the recording volume through your SB Surround Mixer software and edit your tracks using Creative Wave Studio. For editing, though, I think Wave Studio is a piece of crap; I'd use SoundForge or Cool Edit, as these programs can add effects to your recording, plus they have EQ, Noise reduction and many other features for deeper sound editing.