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Old March 12, 2009, 09:15 AM
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So yeah, use the line-out from the mixer to the "audio-in" on your macbook, and make sure it's configured as line-in in system preferences. Yes, an adapter will work to get the small plug for the macbook.
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Old March 12, 2009, 08:46 PM
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alright...will still probably sound like crap -_-..i really wanna learn this 2-computer sound processing dealy!!
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Old March 15, 2009, 06:34 PM
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Many older Mixer will have a Sub-Mix out, or a Tape out, you can connect these straight into the Line-in on a Mac-Book.
Use the Mixer for Mic's Disregard the mic-in on the mac book all together as it will be off low quality as most Mic' ins are on any laptops. Just think of the mixer as offering more inptus for your Mac book and use it with this in mind.
You can connect your phones or monitors/soeakers to the Mac Books line output.
Alternatley you can route back through the mixer from the line out for monitoring of the Mac Book but that all depends on what inputs the mixer has.
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Old March 16, 2009, 12:32 AM
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The MacBook does not actually have a mic-in, only line level line-in and line level line-out.(as well as built in mic&speakers)
In fact, I am not currently aware of any Mac that has a standard PC mic-in port. Apple was using a slightly longer connector for mics (to maintain line-in compatibility while also providing power for the mic) in the 90s or so that they called "PlainTalk" but I do not know the latest Mac to contain such compatibility with Apple's proprietary PlainTalk mics.. and of course unless you got a longer connector and wired it up to your mic it would not work, so... yea.
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Old March 16, 2009, 10:03 AM
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Don't worry about the mic input on ANY PC or laptop, they are not good enough to be used for recording vocals, not even close. The best way is to connect the mixer to the Laptop through the line-in and connect a studio grade mic to the mixer and adjust the levels this way. That should give you quality vocals, that you can work with.
There are many others ways to do it also but considering you have the mixer you should find this way the easiest.

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