Problem with line-in and sound coming out...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ssccrab, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. ssccrab macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2006
    Ottawa, KS
    Ok, I just got my macbook yesterday, and I've done the updates and everything. :D I'm a musician, which is the primary reason as to why I got the macbook in the first place. I used to do all of my recording on my PC. On my PC, I could line-in my sound board, and listen to what I was putting through the sound board on headphones coming out of the PC. So, I line in my sound board to the macbook after setting the sound preferences to line-in, and hook up my headphones to the line-out on the macbook as well. I start playing my guitar expecting to hear sound coming from the macbook through my headphones, but.... I hear no sound coming out of the headphones!!:eek: So I call Apple, and he tells me that that's the way it was built. Is this true???:confused: :confused: Or is there some way to line in something and hear the sound coming out of the system speakers or headphones?!? This is torture to me!! :mad: I know you should be able to line something in and hear it being played or coming out, like an MP3 player or something... I thank you for all of your help and replies!!

  2. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

    Mar 16, 2005
    Oxfordshire, UK
    if you run up garage band you can monitor the line-in

    Theres also a free app that does the same, i forget the name, but someone will know :)

    It's not a hardware thing, it's just that by default macos doesn't let the audio through.
  3. aussiemac86 macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2004
    the land of OZ
    audio hijack pro will allow you to hear whats coming through the line in (and record it to a variety of formats).

    There is a demo which is free (only allows you to listen for 15 mins).

    Its pretty cheap though and a good program

    Search for other programs (and audio hijack pro), im pretty sure there is a free one out there

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