I'm just an amateur music production enthusiast, but this has been racking my brain for a while now. I didn't know where to look for answers so I just signed up to ask here.
Essentially all I want to do is to hook up my iPhone 4 to my computer and have the sounds made on the phone to come out through my headphones or external speaker, whichever I have enabled.
I tried simply plugging a 1/8" jack directly into the line in port on my motherboard (I didn't buy a soundcard because I didn't plan on doing anything like this) but I get nothing. I'm able to hear the faint static as I move through menus and such but that's it.
I thought something like this would be trivial, but I guess not. Do I need some special adapter or controller?
This was all just to hear it. To actually use it as an input device I can record would require something else I imagine.