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Discussion in 'iMac' started by SuperMiguel, Oct 28, 2011.
How can i connect my external mic to my iMac?
Via the "Audio in" socket or a USB socket if the mic is so fitted.
Or, for better dynamic range, you could use the Griffin iMic
The iMic allows you to use any microphone you want, but plugs into the Mac via USB. Therefore you have the benefits of a USB Mic, but with the ability to pair it with a Mic of your choice, from a bargain basement £10 mic to a Shure at £300
i try using the audio in socket and didn't work :S is there any setting i should change?
sure you weren't using the headphone input? it's an easy mistake to make , one which i've done several times
Please keep in mind that all Macs have a "Line-In" port and NOT a "Mic" port, the two work mechanically different other than having the same socket as a headphone jack. Line-In is not powered, meaning you'll be able to connect an externally powered Mic to that port via a male-male audio jack. Generally, computers that ship with Windows have "Mic" ports, which offer additional power to a mic that does not have it's own power source. Hope this helps!