Easiest way to make .wav files using macbook & digital input?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by dagogo, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Jul 7, 2007
    #1
    I need to make some wav files from tracks recorded on a DAT (digital audio tape) player.

    The DAT player has a digital out that I need to utilize.

    Would I be able to connect that digital output, to the 1/8" digital in on an intel macbook and then record the tracks in garageband and save them as wav files?
     
  2. macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Location:
    Redondo Beach, California
    #2
    The optical jack on the macbook is for output only. No optical input. You will have to buy a USB or Firewire audio interface that has S/PDIF input. Prices for these are about $150 and up. More expensive then you'd like because the box has several inputs and outputs you may not need. But if you are working with audio, you will eventually.
     

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