recording guitar problems
hey there, today i bought a gold plated 1/4" - 3.5mm adapter from radioshack so i could plug my guitar into my computer. first i plugged my guitar straight into the mic input to see if it would work, the sound came out clean like i expected, then i used one of distortion pedals to act as a preamp, once again it worked nicely. then i wanted to get my amp's sound into the computer, so i ran a cable from the back of my amp (peavey classic 30) from the "extension cabinet" output, (i figured it would work the same as what other amps have as "recording out" or whatever) and into my sound card. now the problem i got was that when i tried recording it - on windows sound recorder - the sound was basically overdriven, muffled, and louder, even when my amp was clean. It just sounds bad, hopefully it is only my soundcard because i plan on getting a nice one for recording for my birthday in a couple weeks. but does anyone else know what else it could have been? all my cables are good.
also; my soundcard is just a crappy soundmax digital audio