iMic

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by quigleybc, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. quigleybc macrumors 68030

    quigleybc

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    #1
    Is the iMic any good?

    I only want it to record my band. It will be used in combination with some kind of mic just to record rough demo's.

    is it even useable in this context? Or is it purely for inputting Lp's and stuff?

    basically i found one for 15 bucks at a pawn shop, and it's tempting,

    or should I just get one of those USB mic's like the snowball..?

    again, not looking for primo quality recordings, but they must at least be "useable" not all muddy....

    thanks :)
     
  2. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

    quigleybc

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  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Insufficient info, quigley

    What type of mic, specifically?

    The iMic does not provide phantom power, so it is not appropriate for a condensor mic that requires it. The iMic has 1/8" connections, (unbalanced, of course) so you will have to use a cable adaptor and perhaps a balancing transformer to hook up.

    You should be able to get acceptable results as long as the mic is competent and you spend the time to arrange the instruments, room, and microphone so that the mic is picking up a balanced and pleasing sound. In some rooms, on some days, that may not be achieveable.
     
  4. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

    quigleybc

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    #4
    another great reply,

    thanks again CanadaRam,

    I guess you also answered my question about a Mic
    the price is right for the iMic that's for sure. now if I can find a decent used mic too.

    luv pawn shoppin
    :D
     

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