Built-in mic

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

  1. Mattaut macrumors regular

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

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

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    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

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    It is a "Electret Condenser Microphone"

    Read about them here
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electret_microphone

    Here are the specs for a typical cell phone mic (click on the first one on the page)
    http://ventronics.manufacturer.globalsources.com/si/6008827101406/pdtl/Microphone-unit/100940766
     
  5. Mattaut thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. Benguitar Guest

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    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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