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    Streaming Music through the Audio Line In

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    Streaming Music through the Audio Line In
    Hi, I'm new here and I plan on staying around because this looks like a pretty cool site. Anyways, I was wondering if this was possible:

    Is there a way to stream audio into my MacBook using the Audio Line In port and play it through my MacBook? Basically, I have an AirPort Express and an old Record Player. I want to be able to plug my record player into my MacBook and have it stream through the AirPort Express to a stereo in another room. I have an apartment and I'd like to be able to have my record player in my room but, if possible, play it through a stereo that is not in my room. Thank you!

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    Streaming Music through the Audio Line In

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    In order for this to work, your record player must have an output port. Does this seem to exist on your record player?

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    As long as the Record Deck has a built in pre-amp then yes. Without it you will get such a low volume you'd have to crank things right up and you'd have all sorts of background noise too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeens View Post
    Hi, I'm new here and I plan on staying around because this looks like a pretty cool site. Anyways, I was wondering if this was possible:

    Is there a way to stream audio into my MacBook using the Audio Line In port and play it through my MacBook? Basically, I have an AirPort Express and an old Record Player. I want to be able to plug my record player into my MacBook and have it stream through the AirPort Express to a stereo in another room. I have an apartment and I'd like to be able to have my record player in my room but, if possible, play it through a stereo that is not in my room. Thank you!
    Your record player needs a preamp. The signal is very low and needs some sort of balance amplification.

    There are options out there (although they are thin'ing out with the advent of USB turntables). I think then a program like Audacity (and don't quote me on this as I haven't used it for some time) should allow you to select your audio input as a monitoring input, so you can hear it. If it doesn't work then there are other options...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rimmer View Post
    Your record player needs a preamp. The signal is very low and needs some sort of balance amplification.

    There are options out there (although they are thin'ing out with the advent of USB turntables). I think then a program like Audacity (and don't quote me on this as I haven't used it for some time) should allow you to select your audio input as a monitoring input, so you can hear it. If it doesn't work then there are other options...
    Audacity will allow this yes, as will Audio Hijack. Most older record decks do have a pre-amp, and Bush still make ones with. You can get a good pre-amp for &#163;30 or so though. I have one, and a Bush TT.
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    Streaming Music through the Audio Line In

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    Yess I do have an amp for the record player. And then I would plug the amp into the line-in port on my Mac.

    Is there a way iTunes can play what's going into the line-in? So that I can use the AirPort Express? Or can I connect to my AirPort Express and play the music through Audacity?

    Thank you very much for all of your replies!

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    Yes thank you! That's the application I was looking for.

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