Internal mic not picking up guitar well in Garageband?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rims007, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. rims007 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I recently bought a brand new MacBook Pro 13", and have been very frustrated with the quality of the internal mic when I am playing my guitar into it. For about the first 3 seconds of my playing, it sounds ok, then it fades to a point where you can barely hear the guitar. is there some microphone setting I forgot to select? or do I maybe have a bad egg? Lol please help!

    Note: Vocals seem to pick up fine on the mic, its only the guitar playing that is of poor quality.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    The internal mic isn't really capable of handling that with any quality. You're going to want an external microphone (or if you have a pickup on the guitar, just plug it in) to really pick that up.

    jW
     
  3. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

    deadwulfe

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    I got a "clip-on" mic with my Korg electronic tuner for tuning my acoustic guitar. That worked well for messing around with my old PC. I imagine it would work with my Mac if I had the right adapter to convert it to a small size plug.
     
  4. Cenobite macrumors newbie

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    Try turning off "Use ambient noise reduction" in the Sound Preferences under the "Input" tab.
     

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