Hello, I purchased my first Apple product yesterday, a MacBook. I have been a musician since I was a kid but never have I recorded anything. I bought the MB so that I could learn so here I am! I am trying to get a decent recording and so far I am doing okay. I am using GarageBand. In order to plug in my electric guitar I am using something my brother gave, a lightsnake. I know, low quality, but I am not trying to get famous, I am doing this for my own entertainment. So I guess this is my setup: Guitar > LightSnake > MacBook (GarageBand) I have been messing around and learning using the built in amps and effects and things are decent quality when I am not using a heavy distortion, however when I want to play some metal or anything with distortion the level of static in the mix skyrockets. Is there something I can do to help prevent this or is it simply because I am using a cheap USB interface?