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I have the H2 but you'll probably have similar experiences with other devices. First thing to note with this thing is that you don't get better signal-to-noise ratio by using external mics since the builtin preamps are making enough noise of their own when using external input. This is actually also supposed to be the case for the H4 (which has phantom ...
You need a recorder that: 1) Has a microphone (or microphones) that will be able to handle those sound levels without clipping and 2) A system that will let you control the input level, so you can fine-tune it for a specific situation sound level-wise. As you have noticed, handling those levels of amplitude is not something every system can do. You need ...
Try the Zoom H2 (http://www.pixelproaudio.com/zoom-h2-recorder-s22948.html?gclid=COKjl-zT4b8CFTOZMgoddUYAJQ) The drummer in my band uses it all the time to record practices and gigs. He's been using it for years.
Have you considered using a Passive Direct Box? http://www.digiflexcables.com/2/en/products.htm Like the first one in the list: DPDI Direct Box! It reduces unwanted buzz sounds making the sound clearer. That is the one I use for my music projects. I plug it to either my guitars, synthetizers or other equipment!
Why not do both? Use a DI unit such as a Radial JDV or similar and run one output into your amp which is mic'd and the other into your audio interface and record the direct dry signal at the same time, then simply add an amp sim plugin and choose a tone to complement your amp tone.
I think what you want to do is make a cover video of a song while also recoring your voice and instruments? If that is so you should use basic Software from NCH that is the movie maker which also has a capure option. Use a good mike set a precount and you will avoid noise! In other cases you can simply edit the sound track using freeware like audacity
The answer is: It depends. A good amp connected to a good cab in a good room will sound good through a well placed good mic connected to a good preamp. I don't believe that any amp sim can beat that yet. But that's a lot of variables, many things can go wrong, it's not very hard but certainly not trivial. To me, a good amp simulator sounds way better than ...
When using an amp with microphone, it means that you play the guitar through a physical amp, and using a microphone to direct this sound into your recording system. An amp simulator is software that literally simulates an amp; you plug your guitar into your computer (through an interface for better quality), and this sound is modified by the software that ...
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