Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to metalhead227)Re: How to record from amp to laptop.
Use the adapter to plug the 1/4" headphone out on the S4-30 to the 1/8" mic-in or aux-in on your laptop. Go into the Windows sound panel and make sure that the mic/aux input isn't muted. Windows 7 tends to mute it by default. Then record from your sound card into Audacity. I really can't tell you any more than that, since I don't use that particular method or software. I'm sure that if you mess around with it for a bit, you'll eventually start getting results. Good luck
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2012 5:30 AM (in response to metalhead227)Re: How to record from amp to laptop.
Note the quality of sound you get from the analog-to-digital converter in your laptop may be less than ideal. For best sound quality an external (USB or Firewire) audio interface will provide superior results.
I'm not sure if the Spider IV 30 headphone output is true stereo, but if it is note that you will need a stereo-to-mono adapter in the signal chain suggested by BigChas52 above, or you will only get 1 channel - this would only affect stereo FX like chorus, flange and delay/reverb.