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Can I use Mainstage 3 instruments in Garageband '11?

My wife is a keyboard player (I play guitar) and we are trying to use our new MacBook Pro for our practice sessions. She got her MIDI keyboard to play through Garageband but wanted better piano sounds, so I bought Mainstage 3 for $30 (after Googling the question). Mainstage 3 has much better sounds like Hammond B3, Rhodes, etc. [more inside]
posted by freecellwizard on Sep 17, 2013 - 0 answers

Best hard drive solution for mobile audio recording

Trying to decide what to get, here. I've got an interal 750gb 5400 rm drive in the MBP that very occasionally throws up the dreaded "drive too slow" dialog in Logic at only 6 or 8 tracks of 24 bit 44.1 kHz. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jul 12, 2013 - 16 answers

Distorted recordings of live music

How do we fix the problem of an over driven microphone recording live music in bars. [more inside]
posted by txmon on May 22, 2012 - 12 answers

I'm sort of the Brian Wilson of people who plonk ineptly in Garageband.

Does anyone have any awesome tips, tricks, hacks, etc. for becoming a Garageband (11) hero? If so, this is the AskMe where you would post them and garner the favorites and best answers you so crave. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Connecting Multiple USB Microphones to a Mac Laptop

I need to find the best way to connect more than one microphone (probably two but it could be up to four) to a Mac laptop. I don't need studio quality but will be capturing voices and I'd like them to sound decent. The signal from the mics would need to be seen by Flash, for teleconferencing, and by the basic Apple OS applications (Quicktime, Garage Band, etc.) Is it possible to connect more than one USB microphone at a time, perhaps through a hub? If not, is there a simple external digital mixer that I can use? Is there an on-line store that specializes in this type of audio? And is the a wireless USB option?
posted by Jamesonian on Dec 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Best way to record iPhone interviews on the cheap

Best solution for recording phone interviews. Here's my equipment: iPhone, MacBook, iPad. I'm a blogger, and I've been recording my interviews into a recording app on my iPad, or into garageband on my mac, using my iPhone on speakerphone. I'd prefer to not use speakerphone, as it cuts out and sounds like a walkie-talkie. I have an important interview coming up, and I'd like to up my game audio fidelity-wise without buying any other gear. What's my best solution?
posted by letstrythis on Nov 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Long distance podcasting, how does that work?

Long distance podcasting: equipment, software, and how to make it work. [more inside]
posted by itsacover on Aug 21, 2011 - 3 answers

free mac app for no-hassle, spoken-word audio recording?

mac filter: (free) app for quick, easy mp3 audio recording of spoken word? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Dec 27, 2010 - 9 answers

Wireless DAW transport control without internet?

I want to wirelessly control basic transport functions in my recording software without using an internet-based network or buying a Frontier Tranzport. Specifically, I'd like to use my iPhone 3G to connect to a local network that I will create, including a Mac G4 with OS 10.4.x and an Intel G5 with 10.4.11. How do I do this?
posted by lukievan on Mar 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Audrio recording: We really hate crappy interface.

We have done some market research, and we are aware that digital audio recorders and Mac computers are not exactly friends or buddies. We want to do some reasonably priced field recordings, and mostly voice logging. An easy interface with iTunes would be a major plus. What have you used, and what do you recommend?
posted by ovvl on Mar 11, 2010 - 10 answers

I. need. soundcard. for. guitar.

What's the best soundcard to record guitar and voice on a mac under $1000 CAD? [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Jan 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Adobe Audacity vs Logic Express

Switched to Mac, looking for Adobe Audacity replacement. Should I go for Logic Express? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Apr 9, 2009 - 6 answers

electronica just doesn't do it for me

How can I create my own Couch to 5K running podcast? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Mar 9, 2009 - 7 answers

Digital noise recording to Mac Pro

I'm trying to record audio on my Mac Pro from a hardware source using the digital Line In on the Mac, but am only getting "digital noise" as the recording. [more inside]
posted by wubbie on Jun 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Looking for screen recording and also voice on a mac.

Looking for screen recording and also voice on a mac. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Mar 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Use the line in with Logic?

Regarding Inputs in Logic. Can the stereo Line-In count as extra inputs? [more inside]
posted by tremspeed on Feb 13, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I transfer minidisc files to my Mac?

Really want to transfer files from MiniDisc to Mac and it's really not working... [more inside]
posted by fan_of_all_things_small on Jan 20, 2008 - 5 answers

MultiMix8 on iMac OS X 10.4

Help fix my firewire mixer/recorder - MultiMix 8 on OS X only "seen" by the OS after a cold boot. [more inside]
posted by psychotic_venom on Nov 1, 2007 - 2 answers

Saving streaming video on a Mac

How can I record video streams from RealPlayer and Quicktime on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Nov 21, 2006 - 5 answers

How to record a radio program with a MacBook Pro?

How do I record a radio program from my tuner to an audio file on my MacBook Pro? (Free copy of Wagner's Ring Cycle to anyone who can help me.) [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Sep 10, 2006 - 12 answers

Home recording noob needs software suggestions for iMac

Home recording noob: I need software suggestions for my iMac, and help getting my instruments to "talk" to the computer. [more inside]
posted by the_bone on Feb 15, 2006 - 13 answers

Setting up a spoken word studio environment with a Mac

I have the latest PowerBook G4 and would like to set something up in my home to record spoken word. I'm looking for recommendations on preamps, microphones and maybe software. From what I have read GarageBand can record vocals just fine. Does anyone have any experience they could share on that subject as well? Cost isn't really an issue, but I don't need anything super fancy or complicated.
posted by whatevrnvrmind on Mar 17, 2005 - 7 answers

Real media streams: Saving, splitting, converting to mp3?

My own blue thread makes me want to know how I can record these concerts (Real media streams) to my hard drive and then convert to MP3 and then break them up into individual tracks. I'm on OS X Panther and prefer iTunes but will download whatever.
posted by dobbs on Sep 19, 2004 - 9 answers

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