|Oct 17, 2010, 10:26 AM||#1|
I bought a microphone, and plugged it into my Microphone input, but nothing worked.. I tried everything. Although, my microphone does work on my old windows laptop.
I then took my laptop to the apple store and saw a genius. He plugged his iPhone into the microphone port and it could record music fine from the iPhone. So.. no problems with the port.
I then bought a headset with a microphone on it, which uses the line-in and headphone ports and still nothing works. Although this headset works flawlessly on my old windows laptop again.
Someone please help. I have checked all settings, tried to record in Audacity and Garageband. I've made sure everything is on and working.. There's nothing wrong with the port either.
|Oct 17, 2010, 10:35 AM||#4|
|Oct 17, 2010, 10:40 AM||#7|
There's an on and off thing on the wire, along with volume. But I don't think thats powered at all.
Does it matter? I mean it works fine on my windows PC so it works without power.
|Oct 17, 2010, 10:57 AM||#8|
I thought as a general rule, normal microphones do not work on the Mac as it's a Line-in rather than a Mic connection. You'll most likely need a pre amp of some sort to convert from Mic to Line.
Not too sure where to look, but I'm sure i've seen some USB based solutions here.
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|Oct 17, 2010, 11:00 AM||#9|
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