Right now when I record I have to use my cell phone mic and I have to position my cell phone at the proper distance between my computer speakers and my amp so that the sounds are the right volume.
Here's a recording I just did of the intro to Far Beyond the Sun (backing track found on YouTube). It took me a few days just to learn that much and then a few more days to be able to play it at the proper speed and I still can't sweep pick the diminished arpeggio yet but you get the point:
FBTS.mp3 - YouMicro - Simply Audio Files
I literally know nothing about recording.
Is it possible to somehow connect my amp to my computer directly rather than needing to use a microphone? I live in an apartment with shared walls so the more quietly I can do everything the better.
What sort of software and stuff do I need?
I need to keep this on the cheap.