I have been playing guitar for quite some time but am completely new to recording. I want to do it mainly for fun and maybe demos.
I am looking at recording my 12 string acoustic with Taylor expression system
into an Area-51m 7700 laptop. The laptop has 2 gigs of ram, 3.4GHz P4 and runs on win XP home.
My questions are as follows:
1. I have both a standard guitar lead and one that has an XLR output.The laptop has Intel Integrated High-Definition Audio. I have no idea if this is at all good. Can I convert these cables directly to the laptop? Which would be better to use?
2. I would like to be able to play through the laptop speakers in realtime with simple effects, (phase, delay etc) whilst recording. I also want to some post editing and layering of tracks. What would be the ideal software to use?
Any advice or tips you can give are appreciated.