Line in for Garageband

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  1. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Everyone.

    Garageband is actually the software I've been waiting for - I can play the guitar an some piano, and I do write some music, but I'm right now at such amateur level that this is just the software I need.

    The thing is I have a Ti Powerbook, which doesn't have a line in jack. I'm looking for a (preferably) inexpensive way of adding a line in to be able to connect my guitar and a Mic to the computer. So far I've only looked at the Griffin iMic , but I'd rather hear from someone that has used it, as well as other alternatives.

    Any recomendations on this regard?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    iMic can be noisy (occasional clicks in recording) but overall it's okay.
     
  3. rock6079 macrumors 6502

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    imic not for recording

    even though you plan on using GarageBand and not more professional software like ProTools, look into spending about 150$ and buying this new M-Audio product on the apple store which will cover all of your audio input and output needs. trust me its worth the monet....

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...odCehxUa6Ja2HJ/0.0.7.1.0.5.21.1.8.1.4.0.0.1.0

    the digidesign m-box is virtually the same product and is bundled with pro tools le and costs roughly 500$.

    thisM-Audio product is a good buy for what you are doing. its not even worth using GarageBand with the iMic, its not made for audio recording to that extent.
     
  4. therevolution macrumors 6502

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    I'm interested to know as well... any more recommendations? Any major disadvantages over using a USB device instead of a PCI card? In other words, is the sound quality that much different?
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    There is also the Griffin PowerWave audio in/out device, which uses USB. It's about $100.
     
  6. jalagl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is the iMic really that bad?
    I want to spend the least amount of money, since this is something I won't be making money of... I think my budget can stretch as far as $100.
    How about the other Griffin product, the PowerWave? (yes, I need to check out other companies' websites... just not sure where to start...)

    Any other sub-$100 suggestions?
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    iMic is acceptable, but for something like recording into GarageBand, I think you'll want something with better quality. Don't worry about spending a bit more money - you'll get what you pay for. :cool:
     
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    Re: Re: sorry to say this

    thx i dont know if that is good or bad:D
     

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