Microphone for PowerMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by SpaceMagic, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

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    Hey all,

    Just bought a simple standard microphone but it wont work with my G5!? I plugged it into Line in.. and nothing!

    For measure, it works perfectly on my other PCs but without another mac with Line in, I have no way of testing it on a mac... although a mic is a mic is a mic so it should be OS independent!?

    Wait, I have an old iMac.. i'll go test it on there, but for now are there any software issues I'm forgetting? (For info: I used to use a crappy USB webcam as a microphone so some settings could of been changed when using, say, Skype or iChat..)

    MagiX
     
  2. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

    evil_santa

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    The signal produced by a Microphone and Guitar is much lower than "Line in" level. You will need a preamp if you mac has only Line in. Some sound card can boost the signal from the mic to make it usable, this is probably the case on your pc. you need something like This
     
  3. SpaceMagic thread starter macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

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    seriously?? but the pc line in is on a rubbish laptop. oh well! apple's fault!
     
  4. javiercr macrumors 6502

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