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How to connect cardioid condenser mic to laptop?

I have a MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser mic, and I want to hook it up to my Acer Aspire 5 to start recording music. Is there any extra steps I need to take? Do I need phantom power supplies? Would it be easier to get a usb mic? I'm as noob to this as it can get. I bought this laptop so I could start recording music and have really had no guidance so I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. I want to record both vocals and acoustic guitar with the microphone if possible.

Connecting XLR mic directly to laptop

Hey. Im looking at snagging a beater laptop to mess around with until my larger desktop system is built, and the space in the house cleared.

The laptop has an 1/8" combination mic/headphone jack. Commonly used for headset mics for gaming. Im presuming this is a trrs connector.

Im thinking i can hooking up my sure beta 57 to it via one of the adapters in the link below. Im just wondering if i should expect this to work.

Otherwise ill have to dig out my 11r and tabketop rack, or order a basic interface.

Looking for external soundcard w/ coax inputs. Transfer DATs to Laptop

Hi I have lots of DATs I need to transfer to my laptop. I'm looking for an external soundcard that does a straight digital pass through without resampling, unless told to do so. It needs to have coax in and USB out. Please help with suggestions. I'm open to other ideas to get the music to my laptop without unwanted resampling. Thanks!

Laptop has 1 audio port

There are a couple of ways to take a video and play along with it but when it comes to recording live, almost anonymously the pro's will tell you to copy the stream and import it into your saw, making it a static phenomena.
I'm trying to take a video, practice with it and record it out to mp3 with my laptop.
Currently I output my laptop audio to the input of my 8 track which has my keyboard plugged into it.

Recording on a laptop

I'm new to this recording on computer deal and I am frankly very put off with what I found online already. I remember trying Acid Pro and Audacity years ago but I didn't get much into it. Now I found a cool site called Soundtrap that although it isn't all that advanced instrumentally, it's a whole package... recording and virtual instruments. Some of those virtual keyboards and strings actually sound good. From what I saw so far Soundtrap really stands out from other similar programs in both quality and use.

Grounding issue with laptop power cable/guitar


I have a macbook pro laptop and my audio interface is the Apogee Duet 2. Whenever I plug my guitars into the Apogeeinterface I've got a hum going on. I can get rid of the hum if I take out my laptops power cable however I then have an issue of the laptop overloading frequently (not running at full capacity without power cable) and running out of battery without the power cable.

Any advice on how best set this up to keep my power cable in my laptop while recording guitars?

Many thanks


Out of tune on laptop speakers?


Im a beginner when it comes to recording, I am using garageband.

I have monitors and a pair of Audio technical m50x headphones which i use for recording. I have a synth lead part which is a little strange and has phaser/pitch effects on it. When this is listened to with my headphones on or through monitors the lead sounds great, in tune and sits really nice with the music. However on laptop speakers (where a lot of people would listen to it) the lead synth actually sounds out of tune and flat!


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