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Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Mattaut, Feb 26, 2009.
Just curious if anybody knows what kinda mic the built-in mic on a macbook is?
Apparently it is the same one used in the iPhone. It is just a normal mic.
Is there a name for the type of mic it is? Like condenser, moving coil, ribbon, lavalier, shotgun(I know it's probably not a condenser, moving coil, ribbon, or shotgun). How does it pick up sound, are there diaphragms in there?
It is a "Electret Condenser Microphone"
Read about them here
Here are the specs for a typical cell phone mic (click on the first one on the page)
Thanks! Just what I was looking for.
Probably the same one as used in the iPhone, a standard microphone that delivers "normal" audio quality.
As far as recording any instruments with it, BAD BAD BAD mic.. But anyone who has asked or tried that for themselves knows that already.