Macbook ASIO Input

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by wulvireen, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. wulvireen macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2009

    I just bought a macbook (I am new to mac) and I am attempting to use my Cubase LE software, but when I use Cubase it tells me there is no input, and that I need to set it.
    I try to set the input in Cubase and it says there is no ASIO input.
    The mac sound input shows a built-in internal microphone and a line-in/audio line in port. Switching between these two had no effect on the "no input" response from Cubase.

    The macbook says on the box: "Optical digital audio/analog audio input and output ports" which I thought had me covered in terms of audio input and output in general... but now I think that that may not be the case.
    Is there no audio input on this computer that will run the cubase?
    Is this a sound card issue?

    I am not the greatest with computers so any help is greatly appreciated!
  2. JMP macrumors member


    Oct 27, 2007
    You need to get an audio interface.

    If this is an alu MB you will will have to get a USB audio interface.
    For the white MB you should rather consider a Firewire audio interface.

    I don't know Cubase at all ( I use Pro Tools HD and Logic Studio), but
    I assume you'll have to set the desired audio I/O in the preferences of your DAW.;)
  3. wulvireen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2009

    so by audio interface you mean, for example, my presonus firepod?
    that makes sense... maybe it just did not recognize it.

    I'll give it a go when I get home from work.

    Thank you!
  4. JMP macrumors member


    Oct 27, 2007
    Exactly, yes. May you have drivers for Mac OS X on the Presonus website.

    Check it out.

    Ley us know.. ;)


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