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audio line-in on a mac laptop

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I'm trying to record my high school concert bands (winds) and I have an interface hooked up with mics and such but I can't get the laptop to receive the line-in signal instead of the built in mic signal for input. Just trying to get some mild recordings of the band. We went into system preferences and clicked on line-in for the input, but Garageband is still only using the built in mic.

Any advice?


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13 years 7 months

AnomalyAlecB Wed, 03/05/2008 - 11:12
I'm in a school. This is not my set up. And yes, everything Codemonkey said was right about the set up.

I was looking around in Garageband and I could not find where in the settings it determines what line-in it uses. I'm very unfamiliar with it. And Macs in general. But I did find it in the system preferences on the Mac, with no results despite what should have been an easy fix.

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droc8705 Thu, 03/06/2008 - 08:16
it sounds like you're taking the line out of the mixer and sending it to the line input of the mac. if that's the case, then you don't have to change the preferences in Garageband; you actually have to go to the system preferences in the mac. Once there, click on the "Sound" icon and switch the input from the built-in mic to the line in port. that should do the trick.