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iBook (G3 500) recording question

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by j-raj, Jul 28, 2003.


  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Due to constant G.A.S... I need to find an economic way to do home recording. I mostly need to use it for scratch-pad stuff, and to translate concepts of tunes that I'm working on to bandmates... Nothing too pro.

    I have a G3 iBook with 500 mHz and 192 of ram. I'm still using v9.2 for the OS.

    Unfortunately there isn't a 1/8" jack for input (only output, headphone jack-like), so I was having to buy the Griffin iMic (USB)... which I haven't had a program to use it on, yet.

    I d'loaded the free protools... man, that wasn't my bag, I need simple! I downloaded Audacity, totally crashes a bunch and was useless for me.


    Anybody out there that knows of a good cheap way to do recording, with my little config?


    LMK,




    ps, totally open to free stuff, but cnet.com doesn't seem to have a bunch of Macs...
     
  2. MrBungle3

    MrBungle3

    May 16, 2002
    Dallas
    Hey man, some other good places to check out to answer your question would be at:
    www.osxaudio.com (even though you are running os 9, you can find some good stuff) - or- www.futureproducers.com

    My opinion would be to pick up the new maudio mobile pre-usb unit. I think that it comes with something for audio editing, and its under $150 - good deal.
     
  3. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!

    Thank you for your reply,

    when you mean 'pre-USB', you don't mean before USB... you were talking about Moble Pre-Amp for USB? Right?

    I like running only 9.2... I have the hard drive partitioned for OSX and 9.2... but I like staying in 9.2.

    You think that there is stuff out there for me.
     
  4. MrBungle3

    MrBungle3

    May 16, 2002
    Dallas
    Yeah man, the Maudio mobile preamp usb...you can find it for under $150, I think that is a great deal, and it should be compatable with your osx 9. Check it out at www.maudio.net I believe. Ebay it for around 130, or go to guitar center or musicians friend for about 150 even. That should be a good way to get started on recording for dirt cheap on your laptop. good luck.
     
  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!

    Thanks alot, That is the info that I needed!

    BTW, you know any sites that I could download a free Mp3 ripper for mac? I was trying to use the iTunes that came on the computer, but it isn't entirely reliable...And cnet.com doesn't have a great listing of os 9.2 friendly rippers....

    I just want to convert from WAV and AIFF so I can put tunes up on my website.

    Thanks again, in a gig or two I'll have something to record with.!!!


    :bassist:
     
  6. MrBungle3

    MrBungle3

    May 16, 2002
    Dallas
    Hmmm...I dont know about that one. iTunes works very well for me in all of my ripping needs. Before when I was on pc, I used audiocatalyst . Im not sure if that is available for mac, and I know that audiograbber isnt. So do a little more research. It might be hard to find stuff for your os9 - and Im not too familiar with os9, because I run all in osx. Good luck
     
  7. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA