Greetings, I've been playing music for 40 years now, but know nothing about recording on computer. I've got a Les Paul and Marshall that I use for electric, and a Martin HD 28 that I use for acoustic. I've also got a Boss GT6 guitar processor that I love. I've only got a Sound Blaster Live card, but a 2 ghz computer. I use Cakewalk Pro Audio 9, and Sonar XL 2.0. I can record with my acoustic using my LR Bagge Para DI pre amp, and everything sounds good, even with the SB Live. I trid using my Les Paul plugged into my GT6, and that plugged into my line in on the sound card, just as I do with the acoustic pre amp , but it sounds distorted, and if I try to turn the volume up on the guitar, GT6 or the sound card or software mixer, I get total distortion. I know my sound card is not what I need, but it seems to work well with the acoustic stuff but not the electric. Do I need a mixer to run through? If anyone can help me by stearing me in the right direction; I'd be very grateful. Thanks. John Sr.