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recording iTunes etc into Cubase without audio interface???

Postby siyoungsounds » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:51 am

Hi all,

I was wondering if there was any way of routing the audio output of my MacBook Pro directly into Cubase 6.5 without the use of an audio interface card. I want to be able to record music I'm listening to on iTunes or streaming audio on the internet (eg from Grooveshark) etc, without the hassle of using my RME Babyface or UFX.

I know this is possible with the interfaces by using the loopback feature, but I can't seem to get any audio from any other programs/internet into Cubase directly without the interfaces... would be very useful in a mobile situation!

Any clues??

Thanks

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Re: recording iTunes etc into Cubase without audio interface

Postby Parrotspain » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:11 am

Can you use File>Import>Audio File?
Quite a lot of file types are supported

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Re: recording iTunes etc into Cubase without audio interface

Postby Strophoid » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:20 pm

I don't know about the built in audio interface of macbooks, but most onboard audio interfaces don't support that kind of routing.
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Re: recording iTunes etc into Cubase without audio interface

Postby jaslan » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:29 pm

This capability is disabled to prevent "recording" streaming digitally copyrighted media. On Windows, there is a way to do it by enabling the "stereo mix" virtual device which is "hidden". I don't know about doing it on OS though... Since asking Apple how to record streaming media from iTunes probably won't get you an answer, you might try asking Google (how ironic).
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Re: recording iTunes etc into Cubase without audio interface

Postby siyoungsounds » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:17 pm

jaslan wrote:This capability is disabled to prevent "recording" streaming digitally copyrighted media. On Windows, there is a way to do it by enabling the "stereo mix" virtual device which is "hidden". I don't know about doing it on OS though... Since asking Apple how to record streaming media from iTunes probably won't get you an answer, you might try asking Google (how ironic).
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Well I guess that makes sense! googling didn't come up with anything, so guess it isn't possible :(

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Re: recording iTunes etc into Cubase without audio interface

Postby alexis » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:51 am

jaslan wrote:This capability is disabled to prevent "recording" streaming digitally copyrighted media. On Windows, there is a way to do it by enabling the "stereo mix" virtual device which is "hidden". I don't know about doing it on OS though... Since asking Apple how to record streaming media from iTunes probably won't get you an answer, you might try asking Google (how ironic).
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Hi Jaslan (or anyone else if you see this before the J man) -

I have a laptop that I'd like to have play Pandora into an analogue-only home receiver (without wireless capabilities).

Where is this "stereo mix" for me to enable that you speak of ("hidden"?)?

And could I route it out my laptop's stereo headphone output into a the receiver with the right connections? Would I need to use my preamp?

Thanks much -
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Re: recording iTunes etc into Cubase without audio interface

Postby NWP » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:58 am

alexis wrote:
jaslan wrote:This capability is disabled to prevent "recording" streaming digitally copyrighted media. On Windows, there is a way to do it by enabling the "stereo mix" virtual device which is "hidden". I don't know about doing it on OS though... Since asking Apple how to record streaming media from iTunes probably won't get you an answer, you might try asking Google (how ironic).
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Hi Jaslan (or anyone else if you see this before the J man) -

I have a laptop that I'd like to have play Pandora into an analogue-only home receiver (without wireless capabilities).

Where is this "stereo mix" for me to enable that you speak of ("hidden"?)?

And could I route it out my laptop's stereo headphone output into a the receiver with the right connections? Would I need to use my preamp?

Thanks much -



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Re: recording iTunes etc into Cubase without audio interface

Postby alexis » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:26 am

NWP wrote:
alexis wrote:
jaslan wrote:This capability is disabled to prevent "recording" streaming digitally copyrighted media. On Windows, there is a way to do it by enabling the "stereo mix" virtual device which is "hidden". I don't know about doing it on OS though... Since asking Apple how to record streaming media from iTunes probably won't get you an answer, you might try asking Google (how ironic).
HTH
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Hi Jaslan (or anyone else if you see this before the J man) -

I have a laptop that I'd like to have play Pandora into an analogue-only home receiver (without wireless capabilities).

Where is this "stereo mix" for me to enable that you speak of ("hidden"?)?

And could I route it out my laptop's stereo headphone output into a the receiver with the right connections? Would I need to use my preamp?

Thanks much -



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One way to get variable-tempo audio to follow a grid here.
- A more detailed explanation for how to get variable-tempo audio to follow a grid here!
- And here for MIDI

Some ways to render virtual instruments to audio here.

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Re: recording iTunes etc into Cubase without audio interface

Postby jaslan » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:21 am

The "Stereo Mix" bus is already routed to the headphone output...
It is just a "Virtual Device" that you can select as the source for recording.

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Re: recording iTunes etc into Cubase without audio interface

Postby alexis » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:36 am

jaslan wrote:The "Stereo Mix" bus is already routed to the headphone output...
It is just a "Virtual Device" that you can select as the source for recording.

HTH
J.L.


Thanks, Jaslan, I got my Pandora out of the home speakers, yea!

I don't need to "record what I hear" for now, but my Latitude D630 running XP seems to have everything grayed out except the microphone input for "sound recording" in the control panel. If I ever need to do that I'll check back here.

Thanks again, J!
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One way to get variable-tempo audio to follow a grid here.
- A more detailed explanation for how to get variable-tempo audio to follow a grid here!
- And here for MIDI

Some ways to render virtual instruments to audio here.

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