URGENT HELP connecting phonic 620 powerpod mixer to macbook pro 15'

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by magicmousecat, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. magicmousecat macrumors newbie

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    hi
    my friend and i have a project i need to connect my phonic 620 powerpod mixer to my macBook pro and record it but i don't know which cable i need and how can i record multiple instruments in Garage Band from the mixer PLEASE HELP
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    According to the manual of that monster, you can only record to an USB stick if you want, but the mix will be stereo (dual mono).
    http://www.phonic.com/en/powerpod-620-r-en.html

    You might need an external mixer with a USB connection and Mac OS X drivers to record all the separate track into Garage Band.
     
  3. electronique macrumors 6502

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    As far as I can see from a quick look at the Phonic website - The mixer is just that.. A mixer.. It is not a USB audio interface. It does however have the ability to record to a USB storage device.

    If you want to record multiple instruments through the mixer to your Mac - You need an Audio Interface.. One with multiple inputs. Or just a stero one and record each instruments, one after each other.

    You could however record your mix to a USB drive (AFAIK). You would the upload this stero mix to Garageband and add other elements to the mix from there?
     
  4. magicmousecat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok so if i manage somehow without a usb storage or a audio interface because when i bought the mixer there nothing with usb cable or something and it has the perfect output which i can connect to my mac via RCA cable(

    and my other question is so Garage Band automatically divides the sound of the guitar and base for example or how do i make that happen
     
  5. electronique macrumors 6502

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    The only way to record to your mac WITHOUT an audio interface, is to use a stereo RCA to 3.5mm stereo jack... You would be plugging this into your mac 'mic' input...

    This will record a 'stereo track'

    As stated above... You will be recording a stereo track into Garageband.
    There is no way to split these track up, unless you record each instrument seperately - ie, record guitar, then record bass, then drums.. Not all at onece
     

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