2011 Macbook Pro 15" Sound Card

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bossboss, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Bossboss macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Has anyone tinkered around to see the capabilities of the on-board sound card for the new 2011 15" Macbook Pros? Reason I ask is i just ordered one and I'd like to use it to record music live via microphone. I know a lot of DJs have used Macs before, but I'd like some input for the new series.

    Any thoughts? :confused:

    Btw, first post evarrrr! Figured I'd register since I finally forked out the $ for an epic MBP.

    Thanks! :D
  2. brynstntn macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2011
    Not too good I'm afraid...

    I do a lot of vinyl recordings, and the on-board sound card does not seem to be the best. Recording with the line-in created a very faint hiss. Using a USB sound card on the same setup resolved this. I would not be surprised if mac DJ's are using external setups for this; you should talk to them and find out.

    Please let me know your experience with the sound card of the MBP. Maybe there is something I am doing wrong.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If quality is important to you, you should use an external sound card.

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