Built-in mic

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Mattaut, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Mattaut macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
    Just curious if anybody knows what kinda mic the built-in mic on a macbook is?
  2. Pixellated macrumors 65816

    Apr 1, 2008
    Apparently it is the same one used in the iPhone. It is just a normal mic.
  3. Mattaut thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
    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?
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    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)
  5. Mattaut thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
  6. Benguitar Guest


    Jan 30, 2009
    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. :rolleyes:

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