The title of this post is a mouthfull, so let me explain:
I'm at the end of my rope with computer-based home recording setups. They have been a complete nightmare for me so far.
Can someone recommend a good, easy-to-use, standalone recording unit for around $300 for guitar-oriented songs. It dosn't have to be fancy. I would ideally like to be able to plug my guitar in, lay down some tracks and then export into recording software for editing. I'd like the unit to have built in effects like distortion and delay. The style of music I am aiming for is sort of like old-school metallica if that matters.
I'm not sure how many more details I should add, but if anyone can give me a recommendation based on the info provided, I'd appreciate it, Thanks.