Recording to Laptop

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  1. wwidgirl macrumors member

    wwidgirl

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    I have a 12inch powerbook. I know that I have a built in mic and using Office I can record lectures easily. HOwever, when i'm not sitting at the front of the room my built in mic does not capture sound as well as I would like.

    What can I use instead? Does Imic include a built in mic of some kind?? Can I use an external mic easily with my powerbook? What mic should I purchase?
     
  2. daxdagr8t macrumors member

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    Do you have an Ipod?because I use italk to record my lectures.The mic is very sensitive can record my prof lectures with no problem.
     
  3. DickArmAndHarT macrumors 6502

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    mics

    Althought im not sure of how you can easily record i do know that imic is only adding high quality audio in and out ports which your pb already has.

    Sorry i can be more of a help. they do sell cheap little mikes in radio shack but tere probaly worse than the internal mike
     
  4. wwidgirl thread starter macrumors member

    wwidgirl

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    This would be my ideal situation but unfortunately my ipod mini is incompatible with italk!!!!!!!!!! ARGH!
     
  5. JFreak macrumors 68040

    JFreak

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    a very high quality solution would be the "mbox" by www.digidesign.com together with a pro-quality microphone. (by pro-quality i mean that the mic has balanced xlr output, not necessarily the best-mic-money-can-buy studio tube condenser.)

    that solution costs about $500 but you get what you pay for ;)
     
  6. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

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    You could buy an iSight, and as well as using the good quality built in microphone for word, you also have a very good webcam as well. The only two downsides are

    1. It may be expensive if you just want a mic.

    2. You may look a little daft using the thing in class ( mind you not much more than using an external mic I guess)
     

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