I can record, but can I listen?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by c-Row, May 30, 2007.

  1. c-Row macrumors 65816

    c-Row

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    I just hooked my turntables to our iMac and did the necessary configurations so I can record audio in Audacity. However, I can only listen to my music after I finished recording.

    How can I setup my Mac to just play out the records I am playing? It was easy enough with XP, so please tell me there is an easy way to do this on OS X as well... ;)
     
  2. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    Use the latest beta of Audacity, if you aren't already doing this. (Lots of fixes for the OS X version.)

    In the Audacity prefs under Audio I/O, click one of these boxes:

    'Hardware Playthrough'

    or

    'Software Playthrough'

    Probably the software playthrough is what you want.
     
  3. c-Row thread starter macrumors 65816

    c-Row

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    But there is no way to, you know, just listen to my records under OS X? :confused:
     
  4. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I suggest you purchase a usb or firewire device from www.m-audio.com You will get better recording quality and it is easier to have the sound pass through.
     
  5. Peace macrumors Core

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    How did you "Just Listen" to records under XP ?
     
  6. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    You mean, you just want to listen to what's coming in, without recording? grab LineIn for that.
     
  7. c-Row thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. Will try this out for sure. Thanks alot! :)
     
  8. c-Row thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Finally had the time to try LineIn out today - does exactly what it should. :) Thanks again for the recommendation!
     

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