2011 Macbook Pro 15" Sound Card

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

  1. Bossboss macrumors member

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    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
    -Boss
     
  2. brynstntn macrumors newbie

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    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

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    If quality is important to you, you should use an external sound card.
     

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