My laptop for some reason hasn't got an audio line in. I would like to use it to record dj mixes from my mixer.
It is a HP Pavilion z4200.
Does anyone know if I could build a little circuit which would allow me to reduce the input so I could use the mic-in instead? I am quite handy with a soldering iron, but not sure what to put together - or even if it is feasible without the quality being lost.
In all probability you could use the mic-in to record from the mixer, without 'reducing' the signal. Try at a low volume from the mixer at first. Anything in the user guide or 'help & support' section?
Thanks for the link re. soundcard. I am pretty sure that the laptop soundcard has line-in capability - the volume control shows it as a recording option; is it possible to use one of the USB ports to access the 'line in' on the soundcard? I think installing another soundcard is beyond me though on a laptop because the sockets, volume buttons, etc are built into the case.
The mic-in option isn't going to work though - because the mic control shows the balance grayed out so it must be mono - cheapskates Hewlett Packard!