Yes, I know this is a newb question, so your patience is appreciated. I’ve done a brief search within this forum and was unable to come up with an answer to my question. However, I wasn’t really sure what to search for either. Anyway…
I’m working on some audio/video projects on the side, and would like to use some audio files that are already in my music library on my computer (so yes, I’ve already paid for them and own them). However, they are protected and the only way I can use them is to burn them on a CD and rip them as mp3’s. Even though CD-Rs are cheap, I think it’s a waste of time (and $$) to do it that way. I’ve also read several forums where you can record the audio files directly from your computer to your audio program (cubase LE, Audacity, etc.), but for some reason I’m completely lost how to do this because I believe my audio configuration might be a little jacked. You see, I had to remove my sound card from my PC because it was conflicting with my Presonus Firestudio drivers and was causing CONSTANT crashing (I believe I went through 2 hard drives before I figured out what the problem was). I’ve had zero issues since I’ve removed the sound card. But now I want to know if there is a way to get an input signal from my audio player (example: iTunes) to my Presonus Firestudio interface in order to “re-record” the audio? Or does it make sense to go 1/8" to 1/4" and go directly into the interface from my mp3 player?
Like I said, it’s probably a simple question and I’m sure I’m just overlooking or misunderstanding something, so any help/explanation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
(I’m sure you really don’t need my gear specs for this…aside from what I mentioned above.)