Old 12-21-2010, 10:11 AM   #1
aarondavid
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Default Audio-In MAC

I want to take an external audio source i.e. ipod/computer and record it on a track in Reaper.

Ive got in coming into my Mac through that audio in import.

ive got my track armed in Reaper but its like im only hearing sound getting picked up from the room i guess its coming from Macs built in microphone.

how doe i turn this off and the audio line in on.

how do i get my external sound source into reaper via this method.

thank you in advance for this info
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
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the best way to work with your internal soundcard when using the mac is to create an aggregate device.

Go to Audio/MIDI setup (in your Utilities folder, inside Applications).

Go to Audio menu (or press shift+apple+a) to open aggregate device manager.

Create a virtual device, using the built-in input and the built-in output.

Now go back to REAPER and go to preferences/Audio/Device and select the virtual audio device you just created.

That should see you right!

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Old 12-21-2010, 01:51 PM   #3
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Default Ok i got this far and got stuck

help please, i wanna get audio from movies and make wonderful Timbaland and Trent Reznor sample banks. Ive read articles on both of them watching movies w the screens of there tv's off so the would actually pay attention to the sounds and then sample then to make there songs have different stuff the the radio standard preset. OK theres a tip now how do i get this audio into reaper, once its there me and Battery get go to work on it!!!!
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:04 PM   #4
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help please, i wanna get audio from movies and make wonderful Timbaland and Trent Reznor sample banks. Ive read articles on both of them watching movies w the screens of there tv's off so the would actually pay attention to the sounds and then sample then to make there songs have different stuff the the radio standard preset. OK theres a tip now how do i get this audio into reaper, once its there me and Battery get go to work on it!!!!
are these movies on your computer? as an avi file or mp4? Or are you playing them on your tv via a dvd player?

I ask because it changes the way you go about it (well, the way I'd go about it.... )

If it's an avi, you can just drag'n'drop into REAPER. Simple.

If not, the other way; aggregate device. Apologies, you seem to be running snow leopard on your mac, I'm still on leopard (because I have an mbox1 and want to be able to open Pro Tools files).

So might be a little diff in setting up aggregate device but not much.

Here's screenshots of mine...


hope this helps.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:31 PM   #5
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Default still not working

check out these screen shots
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:49 PM   #6
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its working now!
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