Macbook Pro 13 help solving single audio socket problem!


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 13, 2010
I'm getting a MBP 13 in a few days and I noticed on my brother's theres only one audio socket for in AND out, but not at the same time.

I use garageband quite a bit and I might get logic 9 soon. I play my guitar into garageband but I clearly cant do this on the MBP like I could with my old macbook.

What's the best way round this? I don't want to spend loads of money and I'm not a professional recording artist or anything it's just a pass time for me.

Any help or advice would be much appreciated. :)


macrumors newbie
Jun 13, 2010
You will need an external Audio Interface. There are many advantages to using one. Most notably, the amount of processing power the computer saves as the Interface takes care of the Analog to Digital Conversion

What would be loads of Money?
There are great solutions for every budget.
Check these out:

This is only $40
Very Simple place to start. It may do the trick for you, especially in GarageBand and you may never want anything else!

If you are looking for something to use with a more versatility as you move into Logic 9 (ability to use condenser mic's, better sound quality etc.) Check these out

I believe these are around $200

Then there is the Apogee with a built in mic. It's about $250
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