I have made a mix using Serato and 3.5 jack into the headphone port on my Macbook. Around 25 minutes there is a popping sound and I’ve tried noise reduction, clicking and a few others.
If I reduce the bass the noise is still there so I’m not sure if its the software or the cable.
Help is much appreciated
Apple (upper left desktop) > System Preferences > Sound. You’re looking for options and selectors to change your one connection into a Stereo Line-In. If you don’t have them, then you don’t have a Stereo Line-In and like the rest of us have to add hardware to get it.
I use the Behringer UCA-202.
It’s good quality, inexpensive, bi-directional and has zero-latency headphone monitoring should you want to try overdubbing. I have two.
There are other options, but try to stay away from adapters like the Startech ICUSBAUDIO. It stays Stereo on big letters, but only plays stereo, it won’t record it.