no "Line In" option available in Sound preferences/input.

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by jerin026, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. jerin026 macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2016
    I want to connect my guitar to MacBook pro and start recording with garage band. But i am not able to find ''Line In " option in the sound preferences. i am using macbook pro MD101HNa and macOS sierra latest versions. help me out people.
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Your 13" MBP doesn't have a Line In jack. The headphone port is also not a combi, so you can't use a splitter.

    If you want to record with Garageband, you'll be best off using an external DAC. Failing that, you could get something cheap like a USB>Audio converter, but the quality isn't likely to be as good.
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    A USB device would give you as good results as you'd likely get from a built-in line-in jack on an older Mac. The one linked above doesn't do stereo in, but this one does:

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