I'm going to start this question in guitar and move it if needs be.
As part of my getting back to feeling the inspiration for guitar playing, I want to get set up to make some recordings. I have an iMac running iOS 10.11.6 and have a Zoom G3x (which can be a sound card I think). I am happy to buy an audio interface and know I will need a DAW of some kind (can I use Garageband - do I want to?).
I would prefer as close to PnP as possible, but recognise that this has been done before and I am reasonably able to follow tech instructions if people can help..... so, what is the best way to start recording?
I would prefer not to have cables strewn around my small office / music emporium, so, when recording, is it possible to have the sounds playing through the PC speakers rather than linking in to an amp (if i need monitors then which?).
BTW - I tried downloading Reaper and connecting the Zoom by USB (with drivers) but although I could see the Zoom input I couldn't get any sound from the PC either from recordings, or while playing guitar.