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Old Jun 13, 2005, 07:59 PM   #1
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Digital Audio Forum - Welcome

This forum is designed for the discussion of all forms of digital (and sometimes analogue I'm sure) audio and music production and for all users from Garageband newbies to the 20-year recording veterans.

It's purpose is to discuss the production of audio, not iPods, the latest boyband or your CD collection, those topics are covered elsewhere.

There are many good resources for audio production on Macs, http://www.osxaudio.com is perhaps the most useful, but it's been pointed out that they can be a little dismissive of newbies over there, and I'm hoping this will not be the case here.

Please search the forums before posting obvious questions like:

"Which is best: Logic, protools, DP4, Nuendo, Cubase, Reason etc..."?

as you will find a lot of discussion already in here.

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Old Jun 14, 2005, 03:09 PM   #2
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I heartfelt thank you to MacRumors, and Wintermute, et al for starting this sub-forum.
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Old Jun 18, 2005, 10:43 PM   #3
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people here are definitaley newbee friendly, and for that i am very thankful.
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Old Sep 14, 2005, 02:11 PM   #4
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I would highly recommend that people have a look at Macmusic for further information on this topic.

Also, Harmony Central has lots of great reviews of different pieces of equipment.
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Old Nov 9, 2005, 09:23 AM   #5
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Accoustic Guitar

There are many methods I've seen used and read about over the years for getting a good/true sound while recording accoustic guitars. If anyone has produced any exceptional sounding accoustic guitar, I would love to hear the details of how you accomplished it, whether you used mic(s), preamps, effects,compression, etc...
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Old Jan 31, 2008, 04:48 PM   #6
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Very good idea with this forum
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 07:21 PM   #7
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"could not mount"!!

An introduction:
I'm trying really hard to get this Apple thing down because I have faith that the Mac will be the machine I use to convert my analog music to digital.
Some back ground: I have a full analog studio in the basement, drums, guitars, keyboards, mixers, effects, 8 track reel to reel, pedals, etc.
I'm having trouble with the Mac part!
The machine is my third Apple. (iMac G4, OS 10.1.4 700 mhz). It was almost free. The others were a 54xx mac & a blue & white G3.
Before I go any further I should say that spending much money on this project is ABSOLUTLY out of the question. While I do have a job, Playing music is alot more important than my career choices so please try to resist offering advice like: I need an Intel G5 or a new Mac book.
So my problem is that when I tried to download and open Audacity I get back
Mount Image Could not mount "/audacity folder/audacity-macosx-ppc-1.2.6admg". OK
What is that supposed to mean? What is the Mac trying to tell me? The link is broken? there's something wrong with my computer?

If Macs are so simple and elegant and user friendly why is it so difficult. The machine is making me feel stupid.
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Old Feb 8, 2011, 01:37 AM   #8
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nice and helpful post for newbies.

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Old Oct 7, 2011, 12:53 AM   #9
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Hello Guys,

Nice posting by you. I really appreciate you for that.
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This is a very welcome addition to the boards...Thanks you arn!
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 06:28 AM   #11
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Digital Audio Forum

This forum shows us great conception.
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Old Jun 3, 2014, 07:36 AM   #12
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Digital Audio Device

This really helpful for whose want to enjoy on the out site room.This is use to enjoy when you alone.
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Old Jul 30, 2014, 01:05 AM   #13
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Hi guys,

Most you may think I am nuts, but I want to use what I have with little additional hardware expense hence this question.

1. I have an ipad2 with an Irig mic, works fairly well.

2. I also have a iMac 21" which has only USB ports.

3. What I want to do is to purchase a ipad camera connect kit, plug in into the ipad and use the irig mic into its regular headphone/mic jack. If I connect a USB cable between the apple CCK and the imac usb can I get the audio which the imac hears into the iMac ? Plan is to use it with Logic Pro X and garage band, so next question is how to configure audio streaming via Apple CCK to garage band and Logic Pro X.

Sounds crazy ? Will it work, cause all I then need to buy is a CCK which is much cheaper than all the external usb audio interfaces out there and I have seen benchmarks that the quality is rather great.

anybody with a similar setup ? Even if the apple internal mic can be recorded into garage band in this way the rest should work.

First time post, sorry if I sound stupid.

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You really can't beat a soundcard. USB or FireWire, you can pick them up really cheap. Seems like a really round about way to achieve something really simple. Also, you'll be plagued with latency issues. Just go with a usb sound card.
Personally, I'd just stick with garage band. Its quite powerful for free software. Should be fine for what you need.
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