Multiple Audio Outputs without buying anything?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ehzool, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. ehzool macrumors member

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    I would like to hook up 2 separate sets of speakers to my Macbook pro.

    Is there any way to do this without buying any type of interface?
    If not... what is the best interface for the price that will do exactly what I want?
     
  2. Moosebear macrumors newbie

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    A simple Y splitter like this one would do.

    There are solid ones as well but they are more fragile.
     
  3. ehzool thread starter macrumors member

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    I was thinking of that but I wanted to have each speaker set producing a different sound for music performances.
    (Metromonome coming out of one speaker pair, and piano coming out of the other speaker pair) Is there any way to do that?
     
  4. Moosebear macrumors newbie

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    You could do it with stereo channels: i.e. one sound coming out right channel, the other from left. You may need an interface if you want two speakers playing one channel and two the other.
     
  5. ehzool thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess so but I would want the metronome sound to be coming through a headphone and the piano sound coming out so everybody can hear and only I could hear the metronome.
    I guess id need an audio interface for that aye? Anyone use a cheap one they'd recomend?
     
  6. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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  7. bennibeef macrumors 6502

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    this is the way to go, but if you are planning using this kind of setup in a live situation I would strongly recommend a solid interface, the connection is stronger physically than the small 3,5inch jack.
     
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