5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2006 9:06 AM by HangTime
Joel Kurpius Level 1 (45 points)

Rather than purchasing a new 8/16 track digital mixer with onboard CD writer (tapco/yamaha/foztex/etc), I'd like to entertain the idea of using a new iBook equipped with GarageBand 2. My main use will be using GB2 to recored 2- or 3-channel live, hour-long productions (choir concerts, piano recitles, etc) by using an array of 2 or 3 ambient microphones.

1) Is GB2 a competant program to handle such a task? I've yet to review the GB2 interface. Can one set up three or more channels to record simultaneously each with eq/compression/gating?

2) What outboard I/O would I need to get to handle the microphone imputs? I'd assume a Moto or something similar connected via firewire.

This seems to be a fairly uncomplictated situation, basically using the computer as a recorder.

Thank you for any comments you may have.


G3, Mac OS X (10.4.2)