Audio In socket on Macbook question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kikedeolivos, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. kikedeolivos macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009

    I have a question: I tried to connect the keyboard's audio out (L/R Mono - Korg) to the Audio in on the Macbook. When I pushed hard, I have sound but a nasty and loud ground noise.(Garageband Audio track)
    I unplugged it a little (1/8 " mini plug) and it worked: is that the way the Audio in slot is meant to work or is it a faulty one? This was the FIRST time I've attempted to plug into the Audio slot.

  2. oculus42 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2002

    Audio In is Line In, not mic in. You might need something like the Griffin iMic, which I use.
  3. kikedeolivos thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009

    I didn't mention a mic. For my use, the interface you suggested doesn't have Phantom power for serious recordings. (condenser mics)

    I understand that it's a Line In on the Macbook, that's why I'm plugging a Korg synth on it.

    Thank you anyway.

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