How do I use a michrophone with my Powerbook/Soundtrack?

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  1. MacDuff macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know how to use a michrophone with a powerbook? I have a top of the line instrument michrophone and the proper converters to an RCA plugging into the headphone jack but i'm not getting any response to the line-in setting in System Preferences, let alone my music software. Is there something that i'm missing, or is there software or drivers I need to download?

    I'm hoping to use this with Soundtrack if that helps....

    thank you to anyone who can be of assistance.
     
  2. TigerPRO macrumors 6502

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    I tried that too

    I'm sorry to report that you can't use the line in port for a microphone. Unless the source is sending power through into the line in port (such as a Radio or VCR), the computer won't read any signal. A simple microphone isn't powered, thus it will not work with a line in port. What you need is a mic port (but Apple computers don't have them).

    There are four solutions:

    1. Get a "powered" Microphone.
    2. Get a device like the "iMic".

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...Yys74qRtf2Yhqq3ampwBiXlI/3.3.0.5.10.3.33.13.0

    3. Get a USB Microphone.
    4. Stick your finger in a live socket.


    I'm Glad I was able to see your post and help you out. I Hope this information was useful.
     
  3. MacDuff thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks TigerPro,
    I just bought an iMic and it works great. appreciate your help a lot.

    peace.
     
  4. TigerPRO macrumors 6502

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    Your Welcome

    Good, glad to here it. I should probably get one too.
     

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