Sampling on a MAC

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bobby Garcia, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. Bobby Garcia macrumors newbie

    Bobby Garcia

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    Digital Producers,

    What is the best way to sample audio on the MAC? I just switched from PC, and I would sample audio simply by using a DAE such as Cool Edit, and recording with the Stereo Mix feature on the sound control panel. I would be able to insert a cd into the drive and record live, or sample audio from tv, or dvd with the proper cables. Furthermore, I'd be able to record any audio that is being played in real time, such as a downloaded movie or song. Point is, the Stereo Mix was my easy solution for sampling audio.

    I have pro tools 7.1.1 LE and Garage Band 3. The only way I can think of to sample anything would be of course to connect the source to the MBOX and let the audio record. However, suppose I download a song, and wish to use a short segment from it, how could I play the song on the computer, and also be able to record it into pro tools or GB? I don't want to have to burn a cd, then insert it in a cd player, then hook the cd player to the MBOX... must be an easier way.... Thanks in advance for helping....
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Just drag the song onto the GarageBand icon and it will load it up, you can then cut and paste bits to and from all you want. So long as the song isn't copy protected or in an odd format (ogg, flac, shn, ape etc.) GarageBand will let you fiddle about with it all you want.

    And MAC is a networking term, a Mac is a computer. It can get a bit confusing when all the technical stuff is flying around when people say MAC and mean Mac.
     
  3. quigleybc macrumors 68030

    quigleybc

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    A few Apps that are good to have for Mac, that are for audio and usefu for sound processing are:

    -Audio Hijack Pro-allows you to record from any source, apps, movies, ect...
    -Wiretap-allows you to record whatever sound is coming out of your Mac.
    -Recycle, DSP Quatro, Wave Editor, Peak, Soundtrack Pro-apps to edit audio, if you just want to use a light non-pro tools program.

    -Xact, Toast7-Apps to convert audio out of formats like FLAC, Ogg, ect..
     
  4. Bobby Garcia thread starter macrumors newbie

    Bobby Garcia

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    Thanks for the info, Mac not MAC, got it. I will try and find a copy of Audio Hi-Jack when I get a chance. Sounds like it could be exactly what I am looking for... Thanks.
     

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