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Q. Can I record sound from a Cassette Deck, CD Player, etc, with Apple's GarageBand?
[Related Entries : Audio Editors , Built-In Only , Convert To AAC - Mp3 - Wav , Export Exact Length , Monitoring , Record From Headphone , Record Line-In , Record Using Audio Interface ]

A. Absolutely. If you have a Line-In on your computer, all you need is a cable that has a stereo 1/8” plug on one side, and a pair of RCA connectors on the other, or a 1/8" (3.5mm) to 1/8" , if that's what your player uses. If your computer doesn’t have a Line-In you’ll need a USB or FireWire Audio Interface. From there, follow these simple steps:

Assuming you have a Line-In...


1. Plug the Cassette Deck,CD Player, etc into your Line-In on your Mac

2. Set your Mac to record from the Line-In

3. Create a New Basic track and hit record

4. There is no 4.

for a tutorial on how to cut up one long recording into individual songs, take a look at the one for transferring LP Records, The editing principles are the same.
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GarageBand from Apple Computer uses audio loops and MIDI loops in Apple Loops format. It can work with Audio Units plug-ins. Apple Macintosh Compatible FireWire and USB interfaces can be used to connect Audio and MIDI instruments to your Mac, and be recorded into GarageBand.

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