help with recording...urgent

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by thebiggoose, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. thebiggoose macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2006
    I have a CD MB and I need to record. I need to record out of my churches mixer. I use the 2 1/4 inch stereo monitor outputs to a standard 1/8 inch cable. I need to know what of my 2 orts i should use. I have Garageband, Live, and Reason. I want to know what is easies with this setup.
  2. Mydriasis macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2005
    I think garageband is easiest. Plug it in, set the correct input, test the levels and hit record.
  3. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    You can plug the 1/8" cable into your Mac's audio-in jack (not the headphone jack). As noted above, GarageBand will be the easiest to set up. Be aware that there's a limit on recording time (999 measures?). Just make sure you reduce the tempo setting to the absolute minimum, and set the time signature to 7/4. That way, you'll get the longest recording time possible.
  4. Phillip K macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2007
    Las Vegas Nevada
    You should be aware that the quality of this kind
    of recording using the 1/8" input is not going to
    be stellar. The A/D converters on any computer are
    pretty generic sounding at best. If it is acceptable to
    those interested then your fine. If you would like to
    step up the quality you will need an audio interface.

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