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I have an entirely different set of questions about recording interfaces, and I didn't want to clutter up anyones thread.

If I am only recording guitar, and doing everything else in software, then is buying an interface still important?

How is using an interface better than using the line-in jack on my iMac, feeding it with my ADA MP-1?

In Drew's thread there was talk of interfaces with preamps and some without preamps. If my signal path is Guitar ---- > MP-1 (Preamp) ----> Interface, should I care about a preamp in the interface?

If I learn how to record, and produce and release an album before Drew, do I get a prize?
If you want to get semi-serious about recording then yes an interface is important and in most cases it is essential.

Like other people have said, preamp quality and AD and DA conversion amongst others are vital to recapture the pure nature of the incoming signal.

Don't worry about the MP-1, the interface will have preamps. They will take the signal in completely dry (unless you put a TS between).
 

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In all honesty man. That sound is alright. What are you using as the amp simulator?

It needs context. Try adding some bass and a drum line to it as well! I find the best impulse in that batch is the s-preshigh one. It's the most popular but might be too dark for some people. Your midrange is cool, could do with a bit more but there's limitations with software amplifiers. I would check out simulators by LePou and Acmebar to see if there are any mac compatible ones. I'd turn down the gain a wee bit and maybe a smidgen of treble.

Also, record two tracks of the same part and 'pan' them both Left and Right. All the way to each side. I'm just about to look for the guide I partially wrote.
 

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There you go! Guitar gear is not my strong point! Recording is. Still, I won't try and wriggle my way out of this one. Good thing I wasn't born in the 80's.
 
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