I have a macbook and a usb mixer - can I record?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Magic Parrot, May 7, 2008.

  1. Magic Parrot macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2008
    My friend lent me his USB mixer, and I'm trying to record my electric guitar by direct input.

    All I've done is connected the mixer to the usb port, do I need to connect anything else? I have Logic Express, but I can't seem to pick up any recording signal apart from via the internal mic. Is it possible to actually record on a macbook or would I need a soundcard or something?

    Thanks in advance
  2. AviationFan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    In theory, a USB mixer is all you should need. What model of mixer do you have? Is it recognized by OS X at all? (I.e., in the system settings, does the device show up as a possible choice for audio input and output devices? Does the system profiler app show it as a recognized USB device?

    - Martin
  3. DJJONES macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2008
    Newengland usa!
    thats like saying i have a licence and a car can i drive?

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