First I'll just say I did a quick search but can't seem to find any topics that relate to my specific problem.
I recently bought an 6.3mm to 3.5mm audio lead for recording my guitar, and a guy at the show recommended goldwave as audio recording software, and since I already had the trial version I figured I should try that before buying anything.
I first tried the lead directly from my guitar to the laptop (through the microphone in on my soundcard) just to see if it actually recorded, which it did, although it was very quiet but that was to be expected.
Anyway, so I then tried it via my amp, that is, my guitar plugged into my amp and then the amp plugged into the laptop from its headphone/line out socket. Tried a recording and got nothing but static, couldn't even hear any sound of what I had been playing.
Now, my amp really isn't great quality (crappy 15 watts, but it came with my guitar as a package) and it does buzz like crazy if my guitars plugged into it when I'm not playing, but I don't get why Goldwave is just picking up static but nothing from my guitar.
I messed with a few of the volume control settings, both in goldwave & on my PC but no luck, since I don't really know what I'm doing.
So, any advice/clue why goldwave doesn't pick up anything but static fro my amp? If you need any hardware details for my laptop just ask and I'll see if I can find em.
The sound information it has when looking up my model number on toshiba.com is:
Although in dxdiag and device manager my speakers are listed as Realtek HD Audio.supported audio format : 24-bit stereo
supported sound standards : MIDI support
speakers : built-in Harman Kardon® stereo speakers
manufacturer : Toshiba Bass Enhanced Sound System with Dolby® Sound Room™
Thanks for anyone who takes the time to reply, sorry if this has been asked before and my lazy searching didn't produce it as a result.
Edit: If its any help, I also tried recording using Audacity since its the other program the guy in the shop recommended, and it produced the exact same results. So I'm guessing the problem lies somewhere in the input from amp to laptop.