Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Digital Audio

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 17, 2013, 09:25 AM   #1
Dave Falk
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Photo Booth recording - sounds like being played back through a phaser

Hello all, I am new to the Mac and this forum - own a new Macbook Air.

Requirement: Record self playing acoustic guitar and vocal for online class.
App: Photo Booth or iMovie
Problem: Playback sounds is if it is through a phaser pedal
I am just using Photo Booth/iMovie in recording mode, hit record......but the playback sound is terrible.

Suggestions please?

Thank you,

Dave

Last edited by Dave Falk; Sep 17, 2013 at 09:39 AM.
Dave Falk is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 17, 2013, 10:11 AM   #2
spoonie1972
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Toronto
assuming you're using the built-in mic, when you record, are you using headphones, or allowing the mac to play through its built-in speakers?

if you're letting the speakers run, it'll either chorus/flange or feedback your original signal.
__________________
2012 MPB 15, 16GB, 512SSD, Geek 11941 - Logic Audio
2009 Mac Pro, 64GB, 5,1 Firmware, X5570 swap x2, EVGA GTX570, VEP5, Kontakt, and AE
spoonie1972 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 17, 2013, 11:19 AM   #3
Dave Falk
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Will retry using headphones

I will try turning of the speaker when recording.



Quote:
Originally Posted by spoonie1972 View Post
assuming you're using the built-in mic, when you record, are you using headphones, or allowing the mac to play through its built-in speakers?

if you're letting the speakers run, it'll either chorus/flange or feedback your original signal.

Last edited by Dave Falk; Sep 17, 2013 at 11:26 AM.
Dave Falk is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 17, 2013, 11:37 AM   #4
Dave Falk
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
didn't help

Took your suggestion, recording with the speaker volume down and also tried using headphones and still get the phaser/chorus sound.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Falk View Post
I will try turning of the speaker when recording.
Dave Falk is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 17, 2013, 01:30 PM   #5
Dave Falk
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Resolved

Thank you for your input. Turns out I had to eliminate the internal mic and use an external mic through an audio interface connected via the usb port. Then using Photo Booth I changed the sound to point to my audio interface. And now sound sounds cool!

Thanks again!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Falk View Post
Took your suggestion, recording with the speaker volume down and also tried using headphones and still get the phaser/chorus sound.
Dave Falk is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 18, 2013, 02:35 PM   #6
spoonie1972
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Toronto
i'm surprised it didnt work with *just* the computers' mic/speakers (set on mute) - but - hey, if you're up and running, great!
__________________
2012 MPB 15, 16GB, 512SSD, Geek 11941 - Logic Audio
2009 Mac Pro, 64GB, 5,1 Firmware, X5570 swap x2, EVGA GTX570, VEP5, Kontakt, and AE
spoonie1972 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Digital Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Photo Booth gone! Help! Tlamaki OS X Mavericks (10.9) 3 Oct 29, 2013 11:17 PM
Photo Booth Badrottie Mac Applications and Mac App Store 9 Jun 10, 2013 04:24 PM
Photo Booth Help, Please? wintermoon7 Mac Basics and Help 3 Jul 31, 2012 10:08 AM
Photo Booth 10.5.8 Lehaxa Mac Applications and Mac App Store 0 Jul 17, 2012 01:15 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:58 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC