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    Can anyone help, I would like to record some live music with my G3 iBook. Can I do this without getting a special program? What is the best way to go about it?

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    Garageband?

    Failing that, Quicktime?
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    Garageband will do it beautifully, but with an ibook you will need an audio input such as a griffin imic or a behringer U-CONTROL UCA202

    Also then you ill either need to plug it into the mixer or a very good microphone
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    Audacity is the business. Search versiontracker.com. It's freeware and pretty easy to use.
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    mac_man_luke I will be coming out of a mixer so do I still need the griffin imic or behringer u-control. If so what do they do?
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(little_yoharn &#064; Jun 18 2006, 06&#58;33 AM) [snapback]185372[/snapback]</div>
    mac_man_luke I will be coming out of a mixer so do I still need the griffin imic or behringer u-control. If so what do they do?
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    You need something to convert the analog signal to digital to get into your mac via usb or firewire. Many modern Macs don&#39;t have audio in and even if they do the quality is not much good compared to a dedicated AD (analog to digital) convertor. The iMic is a starting point but there are lots of options that cost more and offer better quality from companies like M-Audio and Tascam. It depends on how good you want the recording to be.
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    Porbably out of your range (price wise). I use a Tascam US-420 to record on my G4 iBook. It&#39;s USB2.0, multiple imput. etc.

    I&#39;ve heard good things about the iMic. but also heard just as many bad reports.
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    I use an M-Audio Firewire Solo. Very reliable. If you&#39;re looking at a breakout box at anytime, avoid USB devices.
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    So Do I need an audio interface (M-Audio Firewire Solo,behringer u-control, or iMic)or do I just come straight out the mixer and in through the audio input of the iBook? Using Garage band of Audacity?
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(little_yoharn &#064; Jun 29 2006, 11&#58;53 PM) [snapback]190127[/snapback]</div>
    ...or do I just come straight out the mixer and in through the audio input of the iBook?[/b]
    An excellent plan, with only two small flaws. First, your iBook doesn&#39;t have an audio input, and secondly, your iBook doesn&#39;t have an audio input. I know that technically that&#39;s only one flaw, but as it&#39;s such a big one I thought I&#39;d mention it twice.*

    Hence the discussion of using a USB or Firewire input device to allow you to get audio into the machine, you see.

    * with apologies to Grant and Naylor.

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Squozen &#064; Jun 30 2006, 02&#58;16 PM) [snapback]190305[/snapback]</div>
    An excellent plan, with only two small flaws. First, your iBook doesn&#39;t have an audio input, and secondly, your iBook doesn&#39;t have an audio input. I know that technically that&#39;s only one flaw, but as it&#39;s such a big one I thought I&#39;d mention it twice.*

    Hence the discussion of using a USB or Firewire input device to allow you to get audio into the machine, you see.

    * with apologies to Grant and Naylor.
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    Anyhow back on topic, maybe give us some details on exactly what you are recording live and what you plan to do with it after. I have an Edirol FA-101 firewire audio interafce that can do 10in/10out. If you have access to the mixer then this opens the possibility to record each track as a seperate stream and correct audio levels later, but i am assuming that is beyond what you require.

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    Ok now I&#39;m getting some were.
    I only need to record, "in stereo" our band practice. I&#39;ll save it to hard drive then if its worth saving I&#39;ll burn it off. pretty basic stuff at this stage. So I take it that I&#39;ll need some sort of converter (USB) and a program Audicity or Garage band. Correct. At this stage it will be the cheapest option.

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    Yes that is correct.

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    I&#39;ve got a 14" iBook G3 600. When I installed iLife 05 on it, it wouldn&#39;t install GarageBand, as it didn&#39;t meet the minimum requirements—hopefully yours has a faster processor and will allow it to be installed.

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    I&#39;ve heard people on the Ableton forums say that the M-Audio Fasttrack (or something) is really good for an el-cheapo USB box. I know the M-Audio&#39;s firewire boxes have some serious issues for certain people, so I&#39;d stay away from them (although they&#39;re probably out of your budget range).

    Look up that M-Audio box. If your budget can stretch to more like &#036;500-550, look at a Presonus Firebox.
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    No I dont have a faster processor than 600Mhz so garageband is out of the question then. Bummer.

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(forgie &#064; Jul 1 2006, 11&#58;57 AM) [snapback]190649[/snapback]</div>
    I know the M-Audio&#39;s firewire boxes have some serious issues for certain people,
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    Really? I use mine with Logic Pro, Ableton and even Cubase on my PC. Hasn&#39;t skipped a beat.
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(perish &#064; Jul 13 2006, 05&#58;35 AM) [snapback]194314[/snapback]</div>
    Really? I use mine with Logic Pro, Ableton and even Cubase on my PC. Hasn&#39;t skipped a beat.
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