Member Since: Apr 25, 2003
Location: The home of the free and the land that did for Braveheart.
Mac Specs: 24"iMac, 15"MB-Pro, MacBook, G4 iMac, PM G5 2x2Ghz, G4 iBook & Some PCs
10-31-2005, 02:01 PM
Time for my favourite audio trick.
1) Get an optical lead and plug your output into your input.
2) Play whatever you like from iTunes or Quick Time or from a streaming website etc.
3) Record it using GarageBand.
You have to fiddle with the settings for audio in order to send output to the optical port rather than internal speaker and also tell GarageBand via its settings to input from optical port.
This trick works well with the optical ports because they are isolated and noise free, I'm not sure that the same trick would work connecting the headphone socket to microphone socket, in fact I would not suggest trying it unless you really know what you are doing.
I have used this trick to record soundtracks from DVD's into GarageBand for editing and for making my own "podcasts" from web radio stations.