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Peter Wells
1st February 2005, 09:33 PM
Any Cheaper alternative for a usb line/mic in that would work for macs. Griffins iWhatever seems rather pricey...

1st February 2005, 09:34 PM
iMic? i got that... its like $30 or sumfin

Peter Wells
1st February 2005, 09:41 PM
iMic, you're right...

the cheapest i've seen it for is $75 (http://www.streetwise.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=43_111&products_id=431)

surely there's a cheap and nasty pc alternative that works!

1st February 2005, 10:15 PM
iMic - no question..

There are other breakout box options around if you want to get serious, but they could be triple the price and the rest.. If you're in Sydney, go see Wicked Digital, they know a heap about this stuff..

The Griffin Technology iMic is the cheapest, and for the money no question the best - i use mine for creating a second line out for using with a program called Traktor DJ, which emulates having a turntable setup and mixer, so you can listen to one track and cue up the next one, and then mix them in just like a set of decks...

an iMic cost me 30 here - but they're cheaper in Australia and Asia after you convert the to $$

just bite the bullet and get one - plenty of reviews on the web, and also previous discussion on this product in previous threads proves it's worth it..

try using the Search funtion in the Menu Bar to the left of the site, and searching for 'iMic'.. they'll be some previous comments around somewhere..

1st February 2005, 11:54 PM
iBoy, get an iMic B)

2nd February 2005, 06:20 AM
theres always this:

http://www.streetwise.com.au/product_info....roducts_id=3053 (http://www.streetwise.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=43_111&products_id=3053)

*Droool* /me is getting that when he has enuf money! :)

2nd February 2005, 08:04 AM


I absolutely love this thing! Combined with Traktor this would be brilliant!

Though, get an iMic first like I have, and then this is the upgrade to have if you get serious..

2nd February 2005, 08:06 AM
Yes the Hercules DJ Console box is a nice box. Though when it says it comes with a 'special' version of Traktor DJ, it makes you wonder whether this has cut out any features of the normal version. One of the nice things about Traktor now is its iTunes support/intergration, you'd want to make sure that the version supplied with the Hercules supports this feature too and is upgradable.


2nd February 2005, 08:19 AM
Yeah Glen, I agree... the latest version of Traktor DJ (the new 2.6 version) will be above US$250 - so do the conversion into AU$ and you're getting a wicked mixing box for very little after you subtract the Traktor software price from the Streetwise special.. perhaps if anyone who has with one of these or has good product knowledge might know what it comes with and can post it here for future reference.

I've got 2.5.3 and its got the full integration with iTunes and latest update fixes.. so maybe it just has only one of the earlier versions? Version 2.0 didn't have iTunes integration and was a little limited.. Its brilliant now..

**yes Ozi, review coming soon!** :P

2nd February 2005, 09:18 AM
sorry that this is off topic, but iPod_man do you play FFXI?

but the iMic IS $35, in the US so thats why you olny found it for $70, but you could always try ebay.

2nd February 2005, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by iboy@Feb 1 2005, 10:33 PM
Any Cheaper alternative for a usb line/mic in that would work for macs. Griffins iWhatever seems rather pricey...
Seriously, if you do find something cheaper than the iMic, don't touch it. The iMic's a good little vanilla, flavoured audio breakout, but don't expect much better than compact stereo system performance from it. Anything cheaper would probably be classifiable as a hum generator.

2nd February 2005, 11:18 AM
I bought an Edirol USB audio in/out interface, there's a few available, and these (though more expensive than the iMic) offer various forms of available audio in/out options. There are different ones around and it really depends on what you want it to do.

Look around as there are heaps of options, and also, think for the future and what your future requirements will be as well as what your current ones are.

7th February 2005, 12:32 PM
The Edirol units are all very nice, reliable units, and brilliant specs.

Presonus (http://www.presonus.com) stuff is worth a look if you want more than the basic two channels, too.

12th February 2005, 11:23 AM
The Edirol stuff is very nice.

I was playing with one the other day at Wicked Digital, during our 2nd Appletalk meet. Its good that now Garage Band supports Multi track recording.

btw, Stevejay, long time no see.