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Mac G3 Users - Able to use for recording?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by funkysurfer, Dec 6, 2005.


  1. I have a 400Mhz Yosemite (blue/clear) MAC G3 running OS 10.2. I would like to use it for recording bass tracks (w/ a mic &/or DI), a Alesis SR16 drum machine and anything else I could plug into it.

    I would like to know if this computer is capable of doing this without dragging to much?

    Would it be faster and produce a better quality recording using an upgraded internal sound card/interface as opposed to a firewire interface?

    Regarding headphones, are there any you can recommend that are fairly accurate that can handle a low B and don't cost too much money?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Yeah, absolutely! I use my Yosemite to record all the time. Just download Audacity (free!), get a mic (condenser), and off you go. The G3 definitely isn't too slow, and Audacity allows for double-tracking.
     
  3. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    NYC
    At one time I was recording up to 6 simultaneous tracks of audio with a 400mHz G3 (no effects of course). It worked fine.
     
  4. Thanks guys.

    Are there any headphones anyone can recommend?

    Preferrably something that can handle the low B frequencies and produce a fairly accurate representation of the sound/mix.