Adding Skype to a ProTools session?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by silsurf, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. silsurf

    silsurf Guest

    I have started a podcast with a good friend entitled "My Mac Guys"

    After going through Garageband (we lost a track due to corruption), Amadeus (worked great, but decided to start recording with two mics and needed multi track sessions) We have finally worked out a set up we love with his MBox and ProTools 6.4

    Now, the next step is to be able to record our Skype calls as an additional track. Up until now we have been outputting skype to a external powered speaker that is placed near one of our mics, it works but it is clumsy and the quality is obviously not as good as it can be.

    So my question is:

    How do I take the audio created on my laptop through Skype and send it to the mBox where it can be seen as another track?

    Or do I send it yo his laptop directly (My first impulse is to send everything through the mBox)

    The Skype calls are being originated on my Powerbook G3 which has a stereo mini headphone and mic jack on. The MBox is hooked up to my partners Powerbook G4 running ProTools 6.4.

    Any and all input greatly appreciated.

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  2. lebus44

    lebus44 Guest

    check out Audio Hijack ..

    it captures any stream coming in through you computer ..

    hope this helps ..
  3. silsurf

    silsurf Guest

    Hijack, not

    Thanks very much. I love Audio Hijack and had hoped it would do the job, but it doesn't. For some reason it only hijacks one side of the conversation, and even that was pretty hard to hear. First time that it has let me down.


  4. adamr316

    adamr316 Guest

    Loop It

    You could try taking your output from your computer to a camcorder. And have the mic channel unmuted. I've done this with AOL IM, and similar two-way speak programs. Just make sure you're using headphones or you'll get feedback/echo in your track.
  5. silsurf

    silsurf Guest


    Thanks, I will give it a try.

  6. gnarr

    gnarr Guest

    why don't you just plug the line-out of the laptop to the line in on the m-box?
  7. sickyboy

    sickyboy Guest

    thats to easy :lol: :lol:
  8. silsurf

    silsurf Guest

    I am not at my set-up right now, but we could not get any input except the mic's to show up in Protools via the M-Box. I wish I could be more specific right now, but two people (not sound pros, but very computer literate) spent an hour trying to get it stright thru the m-box, but never got a signal. A good friend who works for KCRW radio said it ain't worht it unless you use a little mixer of some kind.

    When I get the system back up I will try again,

    Thanks for all the feed back,


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