audio-in macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dotty, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Dotty macrumors member

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  2. Golcondio macrumors member

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    Unless the input on your mac
    1) has a high impedance to match the one offered by the guitar's pickups
    2) has abuilt-in preamp
    you'll likely obtain very quiet (and possibily a bit distorted) sounds...
    You need an external audio interface, even a cheap one like an M-Audio FastTrack USB: that way at least you'll have a decent signal-to-noise ratio.
     
  3. Dotty thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a 2ghz core2duo macbook (white). It has a line-in on the side.

    For the price of the M-Audio FastTrack USB i could pick up a stealthplug.
     
  4. Golcondio macrumors member

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    I didn't even know it existed! That looks like a very good "cheap toy", it should fill your needs nicely if you're not too demanding and know you will never record anything other than a guitar or a bass.
    If you plan on recording with a mic, it just won't do.
     

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