Using audio in and out at the same time

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Grasbak, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Grasbak macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2006
    I am looking to get my church to get a new computer to be used in services.

    I was hoping to pursuade them to get an iMac.

    One question I thought of:

    If I am using the mac to output sound to the mixing desk - eg itunes/dvd etc - can i then use the audio input to record an output from the mixing desk at the same time.....?

    I only ask cos tried to do it on the old pc we used and it didnt like it at all!
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Yes. It'll work as long as you don't have the inputs playing on computer speakers, as that will cause feedback.

    The default in and outputs are fine. Professional musicians would use an external sound card.

    Almost all musicians use Macs by the way.
  3. Grasbak thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2006
    Thanks. That makes sense.

    Any suggestion as to what to record with. Garageband? Or just Quicktime?

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