Connecting Stero into the Audio Input

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DJTMC, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. DJTMC macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys im kinda new to this forum but i have one problem that will save me alot of money if you can help me out.

    Well the problem is that i have an Akai MPC 1000 which has a stereo output that i want to record into Garage band.

    I have opened the system preferences and it seems to pick up the signal (i press the pads and the signal is coming into the mac since i see the bars going up), although its not actually coming out of the audio out (my speakers arnt picking it up)



    So in general..

    MPC (stereo output) -> MAC (audio input with an RCA to 3.5mm jack)

    Ive heard i might have to buy a mixer, or could i just use my dj mixer, or do i need an audio interface?But they are all very expensive!

    Any thoughts guys? or is there a simpler way of doing it? Thanks.
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Jun 16, 2004
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    Have you got the "Playthrough" box ticked. I think it's somewhere in the GB Prefs.
     
  3. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    Select the track, and press Command + I if the 'Track Info' pane isn't already open on the right. Then make sure the MONITOR box is checked to YES.

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  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    That's the one. I'm not near my Mac, hence the errors.

    Cheers for clearing that up Killyp.
     

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