I'm impressed with the MBP's built-in mic

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  1. mantic macrumors 6502a

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    I'm use to the tin can effect of everything else i've owned. I took my computer to my friends bar (I can mootch off the near by coffee shops wifi here) the other night. A friend stopped bartended to play guitar for a few mins. Figured i'd test out the built in mic. I expected it to sound crappy but it came out quite nice.

    Here's what I recorded.

    http://media.putfile.com/Live-at-the-Met
     
  2. phil83 macrumors regular

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    Impressive sound

    It sounds almost studio quality. The bartender sounds pretty good. What program did you use to record?
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Next time you are doing an audio chat and they've got a lot of noise going on (blenders for example) - try "Use ambient noise reduction". It's very impressive. (wouldn't be good for music, however)
     
  4. mantic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I actually used iMovie, ripped the audio from the video, then converted it to .mp3 in iTunes :)

    But I just downloaded an app that will save me the trouble of all that again lol..
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If you use something like Audacity or Sound Studio, there are probably also appropriate noise filters that do work with music, compressors, etc, that can quickly get you to a nice output.
     
  6. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    That sounded pretty damn good. Good Guitar player too!

    I listened to the whole thing.

    I didn't that a laptop could record good sound like that.
     
  7. mantic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I didn't either. Not with the internal mic anyway.. That's why I was so supprised.

    I def want to get a good app for recording. I play guitar myself and it would be fun to mess around with.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Garageband really isn't all that bad at all. You can also try Audacity (a very basic but functional multi-track that's a little more spartan than Garageband) and Ardour (a free hardcore digital audio workstation).
     
  9. mantic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh.. Yeah.. well.. I don't know anything about garage band and this was spur of the moment... Maybe i'll just learn it since it's already on my computer.
     

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