Guitar electric through macbook white?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Muktaf, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Muktaf macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,
    I don't know if this kind of topic has been discussed before, but i really need your help.

    I'm using macbook white 2010', my problem is, what do i need to play guitar through my macbook?

    Also, hows the sound of guitar using garageband? Do i need to upgrade any drivers in order to play thru my macbook?

    Lastly, i have a mixer amplifier http://www.toaelectronics.com/images/img_amp/A-912MK2 Front.jpg

    Would it work for this project?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

    Macman45

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    You Need

    An irig
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDdZ6KAO5o0

    The sound modelling in Garageband is average, and I prefer Amplitube But id get the irig and check it out first.


    Amazon sell them amongst others.
     
  3. Muktaf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is that like USB audio interface?

    Btw do i need an additional speaker?

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. eljanitor macrumors 6502

    eljanitor

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    Garage band is good for what you need, assuming that you aren't trying to make a commercial quality album with your band. It has a few quirks, and sometimes does stuff that I don't like, but I can just work around those issues.

    I like the M- Audio line for basic guitar / bass interface which you can check out here: http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/FastTrack.html You can use that easily with Garage Band, and it also comes with Pro Tools SE, which is a bit better then garage band. If your mac needs updated drivers to make it work properly you can download them from their website. I have an old M-Audio MIDI interface, I love it, and I can run a standard guitar cable back to my amp and use it as a monitor, or just plug in some headphones and jam quietly.

    When it comes to doing serious mixing, and you want absolute professional quality sound, you'll need allot more then a MacBook and a MIDI interface. But that should be good enough for now.
     

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