I have a macbook and a usb mixer - can I record?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Magic Parrot, May 7, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    May 7, 2008
    #1
    My friend lent me his USB mixer, and I'm trying to record my electric guitar by direct input.

    All I've done is connected the mixer to the usb port, do I need to connect anything else? I have Logic Express, but I can't seem to pick up any recording signal apart from via the internal mic. Is it possible to actually record on a macbook or would I need a soundcard or something?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    AviationFan

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    Cedar Rapids, IA
    #2
    In theory, a USB mixer is all you should need. What model of mixer do you have? Is it recognized by OS X at all? (I.e., in the system settings, does the device show up as a possible choice for audio input and output devices? Does the system profiler app show it as a recognized USB device?

    - Martin
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    thats like saying i have a licence and a car can i drive?
     

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