So here's my setup right now. My electric guitar is connected to my amplifier using the standard 1/4" jack cord. The amplifier has a 1/4" headphone socket at the back, and I connected it to a USB sound card using another 1/4" jack cord with a 1/4" to 3.5mm adapter. The end with the adapter is then plugged into a USB sound card and the USB sound card is plugged into my computer.
In short, electric guitar --> amplifier --> adapter --> USB sound card --> computer.
I'm using Audacity to record, and the input setting is set to "Microphone (USB Audio Interface)" which I'm assuming is the USB sound card. I tried to record, yet the sound card did not pick up anything.
Link to the specs of the sound card I'm using: http://www.cdrking.com/?mod=products&type=view&sid=13986&main=154
Can anyone identify what's wrong with my setup? I tried plugging in the sound card into different USB ports and it's registered in Audacity, it really just doesn't pick up anything. I'm just starting to get into recording and don't have much experience with this side of music. Thanks in advance.