So a few things:
I recently bought a Sony MDS-B5 Minidisc player/recorder to kickstart a mini minidisc production line. I was under the impression I could use a few of its built in features to add track start points with a bit of editing in audio software (adding silent parts to signify track changes) but instead of stopping and starting with the silent parts, it records them as well, with no way of trimming the resultant tracks down for playback on consumer devices, or if short .0.025 second silences are used to trigger it, then there is no smooth transition which would be balls for ambient stuff.
So with that bust (unless anyone can read the manual page for levelsync and give me a heads up) I’m looking into the digital input options over RCA, since it transfers track information as well. Now from what I have just been reading, the older Macbook Pros have digital in/out from their headphone port? I don’t know how this works exactly, but from what I can gather - I would need a toslink to coaxial box to send over into the MDS-B5’s digital inputs. Do standard audio players like iTunes work for this kind of thing?
Anyone familiar enough with all of this to give me some pointers?