I picked up a used guitar and practise amp a month or so ago to learn how to play. I ended up trading the used guitar in for a new one this week having decided I am going to keep with it. For those curious, I went from this
which buzzed when the selector was on 2 and 4 and wouldn't stay in tune for any length of time, and this
which had a slightly wider, more comfortable neck and humbuckers that had a warmer, thicker sound. From what I've been told, it is a pretty lateral move, but I am a beginner and I don't want to sink a ton of money into gear until I can actually use it to its potential.
While I was there, I tried out a few guitars on a 1000$ Crate kit that made my ham fisted chords sound beautiful and made me realize just how bad my ~30 year old 10 watt Yamaha practise amp really is. I can't afford to blow a ton of cash on a new amp right now so I was wondering if anyone had any experience playing through the pc using software preamp / pedals to adjust the sound. I know there is a ton of software out there for this, so I am asking what a good setup for a beginner would be and if it is even possible to make a pc sound better than a broken practise amp.
tl;dr -> looking to setup a PC for a beginner playing guitar.