I want to record live music of our musical band
From the Band Mixer to the Mic. input of my Laptop using Audacity
Is this a realistic possibily ?
and will the quality of this recording will be good enoght
I made a test and tried to record from other computer CD output to my Laptop
and the quality wasn’t good at all
Can we suspect you’re in Windows? Many Windows laptops don’t connect to stereo mixers very well. I use a Behringer UCA202 and that has worked well for me.
Other people make USB interfaces.
You should be careful not to buy an interface such as the StarTech ICUSBAUDIO. That has a Mic-In and won’t work any better than your laptop by itself did.
My LapTop is in Windows XP
Is that a problem?
Do you think there is a solution for that without using any other instruments?
No. Modern laptops are designed for communications and corporate conferencing. That usually means eliminating the stereo Line-In in favor of a mono Mic-In.
That’s how those two connectors are supposed to work.
Mic-In is mono, not stereo and overloads very easily creating harsh, crunchy audio and the damage is permanent.
Some laptops have all three connections and some can convert one connection between Stereo Line-In and Mono Mic-In. Consult your instructions. For most, an adapter is a good way to go.