How do I set things up to record my guitar with a clean signal and at the same time have some effects while playing?
For the moment I’m using V-AMP, but I like to record with a clean signal and set the effects afterwards. This is my current setup:
Guitar ==> V-AMP ==> Mixer board ==> Computer with internal soundcard ==> Mixer board ==> Monitors
So I was looking at audio interfaces as Line 6 POD Studio UX2 and PreSonus AudioBox. As I understand, those will have a built in DI-box. When using those it seems like they will “replace” the mixer board as well as my current soundcard.
So I guess the setup then would be:
Guitar ==> Line 6 POD Studio UX2 ==> Computer (through USB)
Line 6 POD Studio UX2 ==> Monitors
The thing is that I also use the mixer board for my keyboard (instrument), and (besides recording music) simply use it to raise and lower the volume while surfing the net, listen to music/YouTube etc. In this case I sure hope that for example the Line 6 POD Studio UX2 can be used in the same way, and not only for recording the guitar.
Oherwise I would need some kind of switch so I can use the monitors for both the mixer board as well as the audio interface, or otherwise get some extra monitors for the audio interface.
Or if I could still make use of some of my current settings, skip the audio interface, and only get a DI-box and connect it to the internal soundcard to get the clean signal and also to my V-AMP to get a nice effect while playing:
Guitar ==> DI-box ==> V-AMP ==> Mixer board ==> Computer with internal soundcard ==> Mixer board ==> Monitors
DI-box ==> Computer with internal soundcard
But at the same time this would mean that the inputs on my Audiophile soundcard already are occupied by cables coming in from the mixer board.
I’m having a hard time grasping things here. What would be the best option here?