Will Generic Mics Work?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Patmian212, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. Patmian212 macrumors 68020


    Apr 11, 2004
    Hey guys,

    I was wondering, I wanna record using garageband and I have a sawtooth. . . Will any generic 10 buck mic work with my sawtooths audio in? I tried a cheap one from my friends PC and it didnt work so I was wondering if I needed a special type or something. . . I really dont wanna spend more then like $25. Will any cheap brand mic work? Do I need any drivers?
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    That one has one of those "PlainTalk" line in ports, right? You would need a preamp of some sort (simple ones run around $10-15, the prices go waaaaay up from there). If you have a home tape deck or something like that with a mic port and line out, that could serve as your preamp.

    One of those little USB adapters like an iMic would take care of the preamp problem, but even the basic ones cost more than the mic you have in mind.
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    You can usually find a cheap USB Mic at Best Buy or CompUSA or something like that.

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