LineIn
LineIn 2.1.1
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Enables soft audio playthru from input devices.   Free
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LineIn enables the soft playthrough of audio from input devices. In simpler terms, you can use LineIn to play sound through a microphone or any other device plugged in to your Sound In port. If you need to input audio from an external device, recreating OS 9's "Play input through output device" option, then LineIn is perfect for you.
What's New
Version 2.1.1:
  • Several small fixes and improvements have been made.
  • LineIn's icon has also been changed.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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wimadrid reviewed on 09 Sep 2013
Excellent, I can finally hear the music from my USB turntable directly on my mac!

Until I found LineIn, I used one of these workarounds:
- Recording with Audacity with Audio Playthrough (Preferences/Recording/Software Playthrough)
- Recording with QuickTime Player. As soon as you hit record (File/New Audio Recording) the sound goes to your default output, just remember to turn up the volume which QT always seems to set to mute.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Sebastian_szwarc reviewed on 25 Oct 2012
It's nie app. However I stil didnt figure it out how to set up microphone on usb properly. When I put pas-throough button i hear some noise something like feedback bettwen microphone and external speakers.
[Version 2.1.0]

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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 24 Apr 2013
The answer is in the name of the product: LineIn. It's not intended for USB audio in, but for your Mac's audio-in jack.
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wimadrid replied on 09 Sep 2013
First, LineIn *does* work with USB audio.

I have read and seen that when you plug in something that uses USB Audio, the system will initially set that USB both for Sound Input and Output, so you might check that.
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Atterboy reviewed on 22 Oct 2012
Was looking for a way to play music through my mac from my record player via a USB cable input - this was perfect! love the simplicity and the fact that it worked straight away (no tweaking required)
[Version 2.1.0]


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Templogin commented on 11 Feb 2012
I have been wondering for some time the best way to get some audio from a tape memo recorder to my mac. I was looking around Rogue Amoeba's site contemplating Fission over Audacity, having been so pleased with Audio Hijack, when I came across LineIn. It looks like the perfect solution to me. Thanks a lot Rogue Amoeba for releasing this nifty little tool.
[Version 2.1.0]


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Schorschinjo commented on 04 Oct 2011
Just a notification: New version requires 10.6. The requirements info here needs to be updated. Developer's website states it correctly. I've gone the hard way and first overwrote my installation on a 10.5 PPC and then found out... ;-)
[Version 2.1.0]

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Doug Riemer replied on 09 Dec 2011
I contacted Rogue Amoeba about this issue and they very kindly send me this link to their "legacy" page, which includes the old version. http://www.rogueamoeba.com/legacy/

I have a G4 10.44.11 PPC. It downloaded very quickly and works great!
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Gcoghill reviewed on 03 Oct 2011
Great little app used in conjunction with Soundflower to record Skype calls in GarageBand for podcasts.
[Version 2.1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Oct 2005
After about 20 min with Linein in the background will drop its latency to about a second. Delay is not cool
[Version 2.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Oct 2005
/Applications/Utilities/Audio MIDI Setup.app

Audio Devices tab, Audio Input section (lefthand side), check the box in the "Thru" column to get playthrough for that device.

Simple as that, you don't need extra software to get play-through!

Would be nice if Apple put this functionality right in the Sound prefs, but then tech support would probably have to put up with alot more newbies complaining of audio feedback after they "checked some box somewhere"
[Version 2.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 25 Oct 2005
Not on Panther!
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Anonymous commented on 25 Oct 2005
It is there on Panther and Tiger. I just checked.
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Anonymous commented on 04 Nov 2005
I think it depends on your machine, not the OS. I don't have the option on my G5, but I used to on my G4. LineIn picks up where Apple left of for my G5 -- and for free, so what's the problem?
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KZO1 replied on 01 Aug 2006
The sound quality from LineIn is great, but the latency/delay is annoying. I mix and record from LP's with a standard stereo reciever with the line input to my iMac OS X Tiger system.
The option (Tiger) to check the "Thru" box in the Audio-Midi input setup is not selectable, niether is the volume slider or speaker configuration.
It doesn't make sense that a simple feature like sound card plug and play would be omitted from a new/updated OS, especially for a Mac. Does anyone know of a Mac hardware upgrade or another way to immulate a PC sound card setup?
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mswfujowdffyc replied on 29 Dec 2008
The "Thru" option in Audio MIDI Setup only exists for sound devices that support direct passthrough in hardware. It's not as simple as you think.
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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Jan 2005
this is a useful and good and working fine app. that said, note that you can achieve play thru by launching audio midi setup and toggle on "play thru" and place it in the dock - it will consume 0 cpu unlike this app.

i hope future versions of audio hijack will not require v2 as v2 more cpu heavy than v1, esp when its not hidden.

what would be really helpful is a simple toggle on/off script etc that does not require constant cpu usage.
[Version 2.0]

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Anthony82 replied on 30 Dec 2007
"by launching audio midi setup and toggle on "play thru"

Where do you find this, I went to Audio Midi Setup and I see no PLAY THRU ?????
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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Oct 2004
Hey - it works for me... It seems silly that Apple didn't include this option on OS X like they always did in OS 9. It's a shame to have to open a separate program to get this functionality, but ... it works, and it's free. What more can I say?
[Version 1.2]


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Fayyazb had trouble on 01 Apr 2005
is it possible to use normal mic to connect to the G4 and use this software. because it used to accept only USB mics, with this software does that problem get solved?
[Version 2.0]

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rhithyn replied on 19 Jan 2006
Unfortunately, it doesn't remove the need for a pre-amp to use a mic. That's a hardware limitation, not a software flag.

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Jslavin rated on 27 May 2012

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Bradmill rated on 22 Dec 2011

[Version 2.1.0]


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License:Free
Date:23 Apr 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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LineIn enables the soft playthrough of audio from input devices. In simpler terms, you can use LineIn to play sound through a microphone or any other device plugged in to your Sound In port. If you need to input audio from an external device, recreating OS 9's "Play input through output device" option, then LineIn is perfect for you.


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