accessory needed for first-timer

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by pianoman, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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    so i'm getting the itch to record some music on my MBP. i've never recorded anything before but i figure i have a digital piano and a Pro notebook computer - i might as well give it a go.

    the digital piano i have is the precursor to this one, either the 120 or 130. (for those interested, i have the silver/maple model).

    it has MIDI ports (correct terminology?) on the side as well as standard RCA outputs (red and white). i'm not home now so i can't see exactly what it looks like, but i believe that's all the pertinent information.

    any ideas on what accessory/ies i would need to connect the piano to my MBP? also, what application will the recording be available to edit/listen to in?

    thanks for your help. this is something i've been interested in but haven't really gotten around to yet. when i get home in a few weeks (i'm traveling now) i'd like to get everything i need and get going.
     
  2. pianoman thread starter macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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    unless i'm missing something, that seems to be geared toward recording voice, not digital instruments.

    i suppose (in the most basic sense) i'm looking for the cable i would need to connect my piano to my computer. once i have that, i could probably pick up the rest, to a simple degree.
     
  3. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

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    no, it's not just for voice, it's for anything which makes noise in the analog domain. unless you've got a digital out from your EP, that's included.

    coming out at line level, you need an a/d converter. there's one built into your mac, there's also the option of getting one outboard.
     
  4. pianoman thread starter macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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