I've got an expensive acoustic guitar that sounds great through a normal soundsystem. But only now have I ever tried to plug it into Garageband. It sounds terrible. Specifically, it sounds like there's background noise (probably of the dumb macbook pro's FAN) + it's all too soft. I've got an LR Baggs dual source (mic + piezo) and I've got on-board controls and I've jacked those all the way up and I'm using automatic recording level control. It sounds like I recorded it from a tape recorder. Am I doing something wrong? (I'm using a radioshack $7 1/4" to 1/8" cord.) In my experience all cords are 90% the same, so I don't think that's the issue. Is Garageband capable of recording high-quality stuff? Will that EMU 0404 USB 2.0 external solution help me here? Mind you, I'm not looking for an awesome sound. Just something that doesn't sound like it's from a tape recorder. When I mess with the software instruments in Garageband, it sounds clean and fine to my ears. Shouldn't playing real instruments be captured just as well? Thanks!