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bib292 Calculating status...
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Oct 14, 2009 6:08 PM
I was trying to record through a mixer and I think there was feedback. Then i started hearing a popping, ticking noise and it keeps going. It is preventing me from recording anymore because it's not picking up anything played on guitar or mic. My midi keyboard still comes through though. It's continuos like a metronome and it changes a bit when you adjust the recording level. Ive tried changing input settings and nothing works. It only makes sound if I have the 1/4 jack adapter in.
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • isteveus Level 5 Level 5 (4,125 points)
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    Oct 14, 2009 6:21 PM (in response to bib292)
    What mixer? How are you connecting the mixer to the mac?
    20" iMac 2.4 /  2.4 Aluminum Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • isteveus Level 5 Level 5 (4,125 points)
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    Oct 14, 2009 7:07 PM (in response to bib292)
    Will the mac still record from the internal mic without the clicking?

    And if you open system preferences > Sound and choose line in with the mixer plugged in do you see clicks in the meter?

    And this is just a mixer not a power mixer (PA) right?
    20" iMac 2.4 /  2.4 Aluminum Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • isteveus Level 5 Level 5 (4,125 points)
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    Oct 15, 2009 6:41 AM (in response to bib292)
    What output from mixer did you try? You may have overloaded the Macs input and damaged the sound card.
    20" iMac 2.4 /  2.4 Aluminum Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
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    Oct 15, 2009 10:10 AM (in response to bib292)
    NEVER use a speaker out, you may have burned out the input circuitry on the mac.
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    Nov 1, 2009 3:09 PM (in response to bib292)
    Thank God I found someone with the same issue, its hilarious because i did the exact same thing with a powered peavey mixer and I blew my sound card too. M question is since the guy above said to NEVER use the speakers out, how Im I supposed to record to my mac through the mixer. And do y'all know how I can get my input fixed so I can continue recording!

    Thanks
    Pace
    15" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
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    Nov 1, 2009 3:11 PM (in response to Pace Collett)
    you use its line-out
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  • Pace Collett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 1, 2009 3:12 PM (in response to HangTime)
    do you know what I can do to get my sound card working or at least how much its gonna cost to get it fixed? Thanks for the quick reply by the way!!
    15" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Pace Collett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 1, 2009 3:40 PM (in response to Pace Collett)
    do you mean the main out
    15" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Pace Collett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 1, 2009 3:41 PM (in response to HangTime)
    do you mean the main out? thats what mine has
    15" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
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    Nov 1, 2009 3:43 PM (in response to Pace Collett)
    Pace Collett wrote:
    do you know what I can do to get my sound card working or at least how much its gonna cost to get it fixed?


    since there is no card, you're likely talking about a motherboard replacement, probably $500 at a minimum. it might make more sense to get an (external) audio interface:

    http://www.bulletsandbones.com/GB/Interfaces.html
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