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Re: home recording/macbook/fan noise/external monitors

so the built-in jack for the external monitor is not sufficient for you?

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 12:40 PM, Thomas Wegmann<theweg@gmail.com> wrote:
> We use a video camera on ours wired to a tv in our room and along with 
> wireless mouse it is noise free, problem solved!
> Weg
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 7:28 PM, john floridis <john@johnfloridis.com>
> wrote:
>> I have been having a dilemma in trying to find a way to record acoustic
>> guitar with/without voice and was curious if anyone had any ideas.  Long
>> story short-
>> Present set up is:
>> 2007 Macbook,
>> Mbox 2,
>> one external monitor screen
>> Using macbook to run either Logic or Pro Tools and saving files to
>> external drive.
>> When recording with open mics, fan comes on in macbook to the point that
>> it makes recording either solo guitar pieces or even guitar/voice 
>> rather pointless.  In these cases nothing else would be added to the
>> recording, so nowhere to hide.
>> I've come to the conclusion that I simply need to put macbook in closet
>> next to recording space.  I know this will work sonically, but I'd still
>> like two monitor screens, and one needs to mirror the macbook screen or 
>> least have the menu bar.  I did find this product-
>>  http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/dh2go/   and I'm 
>curious if
>> anyone has any experience with such a device.  The tech support seemed 
>> think it would work for what I'm trying to do.
>> The other question is .... Is there something I'm missing here?
>> Finally, given what I'm trying to accomplish - recording quiet music 
>> access to two monitor screens - what are some other setups people are 
>>  I've heard the new iMacs are amazingly silent, but the idea of having
>> something with a fan that could come on makes me nervous.  I'd rather 
>> what I have work.
>> By the way, looping would come into play once I get all of this to work.
>> Any input is appreciated,
>> John
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