New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Music, Audio, and Podcasting Do you use your Mac to create music? This is the place for discussions on creating and editing music on the Mac!

External sound card for MacBook Pro


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Frontman

 
Member Since: Apr 18, 2008
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 3
Frontman is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 17" MacBook Pro, 2.16 intel duo, 2GB SDRAM

Frontman is offline
I use my MacBook Pro for playing back music at live events and would like to know of recommendations for an external USB card. I looked at Turtle Beach's SRM but it's Windows only.
Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
mudpuppy

 
mudpuppy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 08, 2008
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 68
mudpuppy is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Air, Dell Inspiron 9400

mudpuppy is offline
I use the Turtle Beach Micro with my Mac Air to drive my DJ rig if my main laptop were to die. It works well and is inexpensive. I just plug it in and select it as my output device. No driver down load needed.
QUOTE Thanks
Frontman

 
Member Since: Apr 18, 2008
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 3
Frontman is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 17" MacBook Pro, 2.16 intel duo, 2GB SDRAM

Frontman is offline
Good to hear - I guess the only part that wouldn't work would be the application software with EQ etc. Do you output stereo or 5.1?
QUOTE Thanks
mudpuppy

 
mudpuppy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 08, 2008
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 68
mudpuppy is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Air, Dell Inspiron 9400

mudpuppy is offline
I output stereo. 5.1 is not supported that is the only down side.
QUOTE Thanks
Frontman

 
Member Since: Apr 18, 2008
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 3
Frontman is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 17" MacBook Pro, 2.16 intel duo, 2GB SDRAM

Frontman is offline
So far that's all I need - thanks for the feedback!
QUOTE Thanks
jah

 
Member Since: Jun 15, 2007
Posts: 342
jah will become famous soon enough

jah is offline
have been using microsoft MediaMonkey on a portable w/ a spdif output

i found the spdif on my macbook pro os10.5.2

last night i sparked up itunes and noticed when i move from screen object to another the system busy color wheel comes up for a few seconds. overall the application seemed slow. i had a really small library in it ~2meg file size.

i set local content off, itunes store off, etc and started a library scan of my existing titles (xp file server on a ntfs home network) overnight. the morning it seems to have done ok. the library file is ~80meg and it probably should be.

itunes has not gotten any faster tho. still the color wheel comes up, longer than expected delay between songs. the main slider is slow.

thanks everyone.
QUOTE Thanks
whitetar

 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2008
Posts: 115
whitetar is on a distinguished road

whitetar is offline
what other options are there for external sound cards for Macs? if im using an Mbox or Apogge's Duet as an interface, would i even need another external card?

what would be the advantages of this?
QUOTE Thanks
Jaygray

 
Jaygray's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 04, 2008
Posts: 1,115
Jaygray is a jewel in the roughJaygray is a jewel in the roughJaygray is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: Unibody MacBook Pro 2.26, 4gb RAM, 500gb HD

Jaygray is offline
I use a SoundBlaster Live! External USB Sound Card with my MacBook and it works well. The drivers are Windows only, but they are only used for surround sound. For 2 channel stereo such as iTunes, it works great.

It's $50 at Office Depot, Circuit City, etc...
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« please help, double MP3 files | Remix On Line Your Song With Zvlivemix... »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
RADEON 9800 Pro Special Mac Edition 256MB Video Card YA or Nay? knemonic Other Hardware and Peripherals 6 09-29-2007 07:23 PM
anyone have the firewave external sound card? bomt697 Other Hardware and Peripherals 2 08-03-2007 05:30 AM
PCI-e Sound Card joe.morgan Schweb's Lounge 0 02-01-2007 12:39 PM
Sound issues... New sound card?... drhart4000 Apple Desktops 0 11-20-2006 12:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?