Audio In/Out Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by DolmenRage, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. DolmenRage macrumors member

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    Ok, so I like to record music pretty often and I normally use various layers, so I need to hear what I previously recorded on another layer in order to record the new layer. Before I had my Macbook (unibody 2009) I used to use headphones while I recorded the new layer so that the sound of the old layer wouldn't interfere with the new one. However, the new Macbooks only come with one audio input/output thing, and I can't use headphones while also having plugged in another device through the audio input. I thought about using one of those things that converts one input into two inputs, but I'm not sure if that will only give me 2 in's or 2 out's, or if it will actually work as one in and one out.

    I don't know if this is very clear, basically I need to get an audio in and an audio out at the same time. Suggestions?
     
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  3. DolmenRage thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, that was quick. I had thought about that and it would work with some of my devices/instruments, but not all of them. Some really need to go through the audio port, unless I want to pay like $500 dollars for an adapter or soundboard or whatever they call them.
     
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