External Mic?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JPT, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. JPT macrumors regular

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    Hey I am trying to connect my External Mic to my MBP C2D 15.4 and when I do it doesn't work :(

    I need to use this for Skype since the internal mic doesn't like to pic up my voice very well :(

    I've tested the mic on my moms windows comp. and it works just fine...

    Helllllpppppp!
     
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Do you have a pre-amp on that mic? The MBP port is line-in, so anything feeding into it requires amplification. This is different from a mic-in, which is probably what your mother's PC has.
     
  4. JPT thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, so what will I have to get to make this mic work? or what kind of mic will I have to get?

    BTW, it's a cheap $30 Plantronics. I got it a while back...
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Just to clarify, your mic does connect to the line-in port and not a USB port, correct?

    I don't use an external mic, so I don't have any experience with this, but a lot of people recommend Griffin's iMic adapter.
     
  6. JPT thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it does connect via line in.

    And I will check that out. Does anyone know of a cheaper one?
     

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