What are you using as a Mic to record now using Microsoft recorder? Most often on a PC, you need to install a graphics card that has an Audio-Input connection, to which you can connect a microphone, and you need software to record the audio. Both of my Mac's already have this and I have a Mic that I simply plug in. My iMac also has a built-in Mic on the screen that works surprising well, and it comes complete with software already installed. When I need to record a voice-over to a home video I'm editing, I simply talk and the built-in Mic records everything just fine, but an external Mic actually works better.
I would like a simple way to record myself singing and playing guitar. I used to do it years ago with a tape recorder that I could hook to my stereo.
I do not want to mix music- just something to practice with. I tried the microsoft recorder but the sound was bad- a lot of hissing. Is there a devise I can buy for less than $100. that would do this?