Audio in/out jack on white Macbook

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  1. superleccy macrumors 6502a

    superleccy

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    A few questions about this, not been able to find the answers elsewhere.

    - On the current white Macbook, how can you choose whether the "user selectable" audio jack works as an audio-in or an audio out?

    - If you get the right adaptor, could you use the audio-in and audio-out simultaneously?

    - I presume the audio-out is stereo, not mono. But is the audio-in stereo or mono?

    Cheers
    SL
     
  2. madog macrumors 65816

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    In the system preferences under sound.

    Not with the built-in jack. It's either one or the other. You could use a peripheral like the Griffin iMic.

    The jack itself supports stereo, so I would imagine either way would work, but I don't know.
     
  3. superleccy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Belated thanks madog.

    Anyone else know weather the audio-in on the MacBook is Stereo or Mono?

    Cheers
    SL
     
  4. copykris Suspended

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    i've been trying to record my guitar through the audio in (guitar-guitar cable-jack/mini jack converter-audio in) with garage band, but it can't seem to pick up any signal

    what could i be doing wrong?
     
  5. Kat King123 macrumors regular

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    go to preferences> audio/midi then under audio input select built in input. make sure u have a real instrument track selected good luck:)
     
  6. copykris Suspended

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    cool thanks, i'll try this as soon as i get home tonight and report back!
     
  7. superleccy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If you are able to determine whether or not a stereo input is supported, I'd be grateful if you'd let me know here!

    Cheers
    SL
     
  8. copykris Suspended

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    dangit, still nothing coming in signal wise

    i know the cable and guitar are fine, tested both earlier

    and yes, stereo input is supported
     
  9. superleccy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ta!

    SL
     
  10. .JahJahwarrior. macrumors 6502

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    I use a program called Soundflower to allow me to record output signals without needing any external hardware, to get around the "only one input/output jack" problem onthe new macbooks.
     
  11. copykris Suspended

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    hmm, if anything, i'd at least expect the input to be able to relay an incoming signal to garage band without the need to download third party software

    anyone any idea what i could be doing wrong?
     

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