What sort of microphone and sofeware do I need to record my voice

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by elliotmason, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. elliotmason macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I need to make a 45 minute recording of a speech I will be making and am gonna put it on my ipod so I can listen to myself/learn it a bit.

    So I have a Mac G4 an old PC mike from years ago and I downloaded some sofeware from xhead to achive this but can't make it all work.

    Am I plugging it in the wrong hole? Do I need a newer mike? Is there some better/easier sofeware I can utilise?

    Thanks for your help.

    E
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Does you mac have a line in port? Then you should be able to record with Audacity, or just iMovie.
     
  3. elliotmason thread starter macrumors newbie

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    erm not sure, I have a G4. It has a hole that my 3mm (i think) mic fit into but can record will try software you suggest first though.

    thanks
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Yeah but that could be a headpone port (they are the same size), try seeing if you can listen to music with it first.

    EDIT, if you have headphones and go to System Preferences==>Sound==>Input and tap headphones to the Line-In socket it will register on the "Input Level" graph, as with a microphone, if you talk.
     
  5. elliotmason thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok so it has two holes three actually but the one at the very bottom is for speakers. I have some of those mac pro jobbies and the hole is smaller.

    Above that are two holes (ports whatever) one with a >o< symbol which I have taken to mean input. the other has D<<< which I believe is a speaker hole.

    Erm, so is the >o< one an "in line" one as you suggested I need or am I lacking one of those do you think?
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Same logo for line in on my Macbook, so almost certainly, reread my previous post for some more hints as I edited it.
     
  7. elliotmason thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good problem solving my friend.

    Microphone at fault!

    ipod headphones register a tap, old mic does not. need new mic!

    I'll have a look on ebay.

    thanks for the help.
     

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