builtin input doesn't work

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tex-Twil, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    #1
    Hi,
    I want to plug my guitar via jack to my mac (2010 MBP) so that I can use GarageBand to record but somehow, when I select the input source in Prefs>Sound there is no signal coming in.

    If I do the same on my girlfriend's uMB (2008) it works :confused:

    any ideas ?

    Thanks,
    Tex
     
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

    cluthz

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    #2
    Is this an electric guitar, do you use a preamp?
    Using a jack->minjack cable and plugging directly into the mac won't work,
    you'll need some kind of preamp.
     
  3. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    I do have an electric guitar. But why does it work on the macbook then ?
     
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    Tex-Twil

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