Forgive me if this should have been posted in the recording group; but, as a beginner I'm not interested in high level multi track recording devices, mixers, and high dollar mics and pre amps. I just want to listen to myself practice so I can hear my tone during my exercises and with play-along tracks to hear my timing and phrasing.
I can't decide if I should get a zoom like the H4n or get a relatively cheap audio interface and a mic. I have access to two shure sm57's. I've tried recording myself using my imac with the internal mic going straight into garageband and I sounded like charlie brown's parents on the playback.
any and all suggestions welcomed!