i cant get my macbook to record from a mic?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by andrewface, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. andrewface macrumors regular

    andrewface

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    im just trying to record on guitar pro with a cheap studio mic and i plugged it into the macbook and i cant get it to pick up anysound....i turned off the built in mic and tried to turn on the line in one how do i get this work?
     
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  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    that annoyed me a lottttttt. I used a mac mini w/ external soundcard, and a G4, and neither of them worked. In the end, I had to use a, which everyone bashes. $%^&*
     
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    was it a subconscious urge to avoid ridicule that made you omit what it is that you use? :)
     
  5. andrewface thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did you read the Primer Zim linked to?
     
  7. andrewface thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes
     
  8. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    did you get as far as this bit?

     
  9. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

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    The Griffin iMic works great with my iBook, you might want to give one a try?
     
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  11. andrewface thread starter macrumors regular

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    well i guess my next question is what is the best cheapest way to record to the mac then?
     
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    let's start with this:
    what kind of mic have you got now?
     
  14. airkarol macrumors 6502

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    Get a sound interface, which I think is also mentioned in the primer :D
     
  15. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    The built in MacBook (Pro and non pro) soundcard has NO Mic preamp built in as far as I can tell. It is a line in only (mics need about 35-40 dB input boost in order to get anything out of them at all. You could get a cheapo mic preamp and connect it to the line in.
     

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