how do i connect my guitar to the mac mini

I have electro acoustic guitar and want to play along in garage band. I need to know what type of cable I need to connect the guitar to the Mac

  • Asked by Paul K from Swavesey
  • Nov 24, 2010
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  • The simplest, but not the best, is to connect your guitar to the "line in" port on your Mac. Add a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter plug ($5 at any electronics or music store) to a standard 1/4" guitar patch cable. You may not be happy with the sound.

    For better audio processing, you'll want to connect your guitar to an external digital-analog converter (DAC). These normally have a standard 1/4" Hi-Z instrument port. See the various offerings from Apogee ("One", Duet, and GiO) and M-Audio, among others. available here in the "music creation" section.

    • Answered by Kenneth D from Ottawa
    • Dec 20, 2010