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

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    Feb 26, 2008
    #1
    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Indianapolis
    #2
    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

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    Feb 26, 2008
    #3
    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

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    London, UK
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    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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