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Mics and mixing desks

Hi
a couple of simple problems that i really need help with.

1
Im getting a cheap sayno mic with a big jack. If I get a small jack can I plug it into the back of my dell computer and use it with ableton live? ( my computer has no alternative sound card and only has the small, green and pink etc inputs)

2
The next problem is I have a mackie analog desk. Can I use this with my dell computer, baring in mind the problem of no sound card etc. I also do not have any monitor speaker Im just using sennheisers!

I hope I made my problem clear enough to understand.
Thanks very much

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We have hooked out tech 12's up to our dell with onboard sound and have used a rca on one side and a line in jack on the other and just test your sounds and you should be fine to plug it into the mic or speaker plugs, it won't be perfect quality but it should work out for you
Let me know how it goes

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