Can I use a powerbook with a built-in mic as an external mic?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Pants Dragon, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Pants Dragon macrumors regular

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    For my mac pro? It would help me out a lot. Any way it could work?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Short answer no. There is no analog pass through.

    Slightly longer answer -- you might be able to rig it with a sound capture progam so you got out the headphone jack what was coming in the mic, and then run a 3.5mm to 3.5mm stereo cable over to the MacPro. But why? If it is for recording, you'd be far and away better to record directly to a file on the portable, then move the file over.

    But... Why go through all of this when you can get a real external mic cheaply enough?

    May help a bit if you gave us some kind of inkling of what you are trying to accomplish.
     
  3. Pants Dragon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just want to audio chat with friend. Nothing high quality. I'm just not sure where I'd find a mic compatible with Mac.
     
  4. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    any usb microphone works very nicely.
     
  5. Pants Dragon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really? Wonderful. I assume that that's not true for webcams though, is it?
     

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