Hey Line 6 Community!
First time member and user here of this equipment and I am asking for some serious help here.
I am trying to record my own stuff but the sound quality is just not good enough. I am not sure if it is because of my equipment or because of some simple tweaks that I can do like download a new audio codec or change some settings on the program I am using or all of the above.
Before I bought my Line 6 Spider IV Half Stack a couple of days ago I was using the following equipment to record my stuff.
1.) Jackson EMG guitar
2.) TrackLink USB Direct to computer extension cord
3.) Cubase 5 with POD Farm 2.5 attached.
4.) Toshiba Satelite Laptop
So my process or recording is as follows
1.) plug TrackLink USB into guitar and plug into the laptop
2.) Open Cubase 5
3.) Add POD Farm 2.5 effects
4.) Record Guitar Tracks
5.) Export as Audio Mix-down as an mp3
It took me a while to figure all those steps out and once I finally figured it out I found out that when I export the audio tracks, the quality is just really poor. I am assuming its because of the TrackLink USB direct to computer is not capable of transmitting the correct tone or the audio codec is bad or the laptop itself is bad.
So I bought myself a $1000 Line 6 Spider IV Half Stack instead to hopefully clear up the tone, same steps as before except I plug the Guitar in the head, the head into the computer using the TrackLink cord still.instead of directly into the computer.
I am really hoping you guys can help me with some step by step instructions on how to get clear quality guitar tracks. Surely a $1000 half stack is a good step in the right direction. My friend does the same steps as me but he has a tascam midi interface that he plugs the guitar into and his tone is perfect like cd production quality. If that is what i need to buy please just give me any solution because I have tried for over a month now with no luck