How do i get my mic working? Problem with line-in?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kaks, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. kaks macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2008
    I have tried 2 different mics and so far nothing works.

    I have changed the settings to line-in on the system preferences and it still doesnt work.

    Any ideas? Im i missing something?

  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Your microphones are more than like Microphone level and not Line level. I just get USB headsets for my Macs if I have to.

    Your mileage may vary if you want to get an iMic or other USB audio device.
  3. kaks thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2008
    Hey thanks for the reply.

    I dont really understand what you meant there (its late :p). Do you mean they are not sensitive enough?

    Ill just add that the microphones work fine on my macbook.

    Thanks :)
  4. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    London, UK
    I have the same issue as you, the mic i used on my MBP for skype doesn't work on my MP.

    I read somewhere one this forum that the line in port does not supply any power out, unlike the MBP.

    The best thing to do is buy a USB microphone or get a USB adaptor to supply the 3.5" jack with power.

    Right now i'm using the Logitech Sphere camera for the microphone. I wish Logitech would bring out some mac drivers so i would use the tilt/pan!

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