Hi all, I am trying to record some flute music for my daughter for her school assessments using the iPas program. The internal mic doesn't seem to be consistent enough to provide a good quality recording. Sometimes good sometimes bad. I have tried a simple plug in mic, with no success. I read that they don't have enough signal and require a pre amp... so thats out. I then tried a Logitec desktop USB mic, the mac book pics up sound OK but when I try to record it seems to default back to the internal mic. I know this is the case because I turned the input level down in the system pref pane for the internal mic and up on the USB mic, then there is no sound available to the iPas program. If I leave the level on the internal mic up I get the same poor quality as before. I have even tried the USB interface mic I have from the Sony playstation Singstar, with the same result. I know of others who use this with success on a PC, I don't want to admit the PC is more friendly!!!!!!!! I have set the default mic to the USB mic in the utilities/audio/midi. The USB desktop seems to work OK on my mac mini as it has no internal mic to default to. Help! My emotional 13 YO will of course "like totally freak" if I can't sort this out and use the macbook. Cheers, Graham.