What do I need for audio into an ibook

AP_piano295

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The title says it how do I get audio,... midi ext. Into my ibook considering it has no audio in.
 

CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
AP_piano295 said:
The title says it how do I get audio,... midi ext. Into my ibook considering it has no audio in.
OK, first, Audio and MIDI are two completely separate things. Audio is sound and MIDI is digital control signals for electronic instruments and computers (has no sound information at all).

To get audio into your iBook, you will need a USB or Firewire analog-digital/digital-analog audio interface. Some of these interfaces have MIDI interface built in, or you can buy a separate USB MIDI interface. Some keyboards have the USB-MIDI interface built into them too.

The Griffin iMic is the lowest cost (no MIDI). M-Audio and Edirol have a plethora of products from reasonable price up to pro level for audio and MIDI.

There are a "few" threads already on similar subjects (did you search?)
Details and links in here

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=104122
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=121041
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=136629
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=139392
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=133344
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=136481
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=135904
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=134346

To give any moree specific help we need to know much more about what you're planning to do.

Thanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com
 

Chef Medeski

macrumors 6502a
Jun 14, 2005
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New York, NY
Are there any package deals I can purchase for a Presonus Firebox and Powerbook or possibly the larger Presonus?

Need both and hopefully can get osme sort of deal. Maybe straight from Apple?
 

AP_piano295

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Mar 9, 2005
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CanadaRAM said:
OK, first, Audio and MIDI are two completely separate things. Audio is sound and MIDI is digital control signals for electronic instruments and computers (has no sound information at all).

To get audio into your iBook, you will need a USB or Firewire analog-digital/digital-analog audio interface. Some of these interfaces have MIDI interface built in, or you can buy a separate USB MIDI interface. Some keyboards have the USB-MIDI interface built into them too.

The Griffin iMic is the lowest cost (no MIDI). M-Audio and Edirol have a plethora of products from reasonable price up to pro level for audio and MIDI.

There are a "few" threads already on similar subjects (did you search?)
Details and links in here

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=104122
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=121041
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=136629
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=139392
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=133344
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=136481
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=135904
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=134346

To give any moree specific help we need to know much more about what you're planning to do.

Thanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com

I did know there were other posts but I hadnt spotted one for quite a while figured theyd been refreshed