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Old December 21st, 2012, 04:40 PM   #16
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Re: Mixer output to a Mac?

Les, thanks so much for that info.

You have a great and well deserved holiday!

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Old December 22nd, 2012, 01:06 PM   #17
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I use this to connect to my mixer or mic

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Old December 22nd, 2012, 03:52 PM   #18
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Johnathan,

Of coarse Les is correct. Never put more devices into a signal path than necessary. I have the M-Audio fast track pro and have been happy with it for years. You have a reasonably good piece of gear there, don't be afraid to use it. Experiment with your stuff and find out what works best for any given situation. I have an audio rack with a mixer, eq, CD player, furman power conditioner, amp, mini disc, and wireless lavs I often use on site. M-Audio works fine as an interface to utilize all of these analog components in my post production suite. I know, some will argue I should have something more expensive in that role, but it works for me. The M-Audio also works well for running around with a single mic and a lap top. Did you buy that FP33? I don't remember if you have it or where thinking about it? If you have them both test them. You may find one sounds better than other in the real world despite labels or specs.

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Old December 22nd, 2012, 04:20 PM   #19
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Re: Mixer output to a Mac?

Thanks for that Steve.

I've used the M-Audio a lot, but I had a problem that I wasn't even aware that I had until I started the Stereo mic thread the other day. Great advice from the folks there. I ordered the proper cable adapters (one for mono, one for 2- channel stereo) from Redco Audio.

My Fastrack Pro was used to record acoustic guitar into GarageBand or SoundTrack Pro. So lees is more sounds the way to go, either the mixer or the audio interface.

I am still working on procuring the FP 33 from my sound buddy. We'll probably do spoke sort of barter or trade. He may even have some other stuff that would set me up pretty well, but we'll see.

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