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Recording sounds onto an old G3 iBook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by thomasp, May 21, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    We have a Late 2001 G3 iBook with OS9.2.1 running on it.

    We want to record some music onto the laptop's hard drive using a standard microphone with a 4mm (or something around that size) jack plug on it.

    What is the easiest way to record onto the iBook, as it doesn't seem to have an Audio-in socket like our G3 iMac does?

    Also, can anyone recommend any half-decent (or free) software that will allow us to record a reasonably high quality audio file to the HD. Or, at least something that could allow us to edit a System 7 sound file (ie, cut portions out and improve gain, etc).

    Thanks for the help :)
  2. macrumors G3


    USB audio adapters like Griffin's iMic work well for that kind of thing.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Thanks for the reply.

    Does anyone know of any UK stockists of the iMic - Amazon and the Apple store don't seem to sell it.

    Also, does anyone have any software recommendations for OS9.2.1 (500MHz G3 processor with 384Mb RAM) that would allow me to cut and slightly edit music. By edit, I mean adjust the gain and balance, and things like that.

    Thanks for the help :)
  4. macrumors G3


    Amazon were hiding it here ... Wow, £25.49 is $47 ... it sells for closer to $30 here :(
    You might try Pro Tools Free. I know that there were other, simpler recording tools for old Mac OS, but it's been too long and I've forgotten the names. You might want to spend some time with http://versiontracker.rcom and http://macupdate.com .

    [edit] Ahhh, here is the other one I was thinking about. Audacity might do the trick.

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