I've been wanting to use acoustic piano in my songs, but the MIDI sounds available in my recording programs (Garageband, Ableton LIVE) don't cut it. Good ones like Pianoteq cost upwards of $300.
I know my Casio Privia has a real nice piano sound, and it has a 1/4" line out port, but how do I get that into my Macbook Pro?
Do I need an audio interface? Can I get one that goes to USB? Can I simply use one cable? I know my laptop has a line in as well; but it's 1/8" : will a converter/adapter suffice?
I'd like to use as little equipment as possible as I'm on a tight budget. My recording setup is minimal anyway: it's only the keyboard really plus occasionally a mic that goes straight to USB.
I know this is probably a really basic thing but I can't find any straight answers anywhere. Help is much appreciated!