well since i last posted, i now dont get any noise out of my computer at all when i plug my guitar in. i can plug into my practice amp first and then the pc, and I record with no delay
, but that is now the only way i can hear my guitar while recording.
i dont know what settings i have fiddled with and broken, somebody should keep me away from computers
My guess is that you switched the recording settings in Windows sound controls from Mic-in (high gain) to line-in (low gain).
Many laptops has just one sound input that is "SW" switchable between line-in or mic-in.
But this means that you have solved the delay problem and can start recording without any delay problem....
PS You should not use the Mic-input on PC or Laptops standard soundcard as it is normally very noisy and bad.
(its not designed for music recording, just for headsets and chatting)
The Line-input (on the other hand) is normally good enough for recording and just need a pre-amp/analog mixer or other level converter (headphone/line out of guitar amp) to do a good job.