Looking for a cheap mike for audio recording on my PowerBook

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by zen, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. zen macrumors 68000

    zen

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    No doubt this has been covered extensively in this forum but I'm new to audio recording!

    I'm going to be doing a few one-on-one interviews for magazines and stuff, and I thought I'd use WireTap Pro and record directly onto my 12" PowerBook (nice and portable).

    I'm assuming that a separate mic is going to be better than the built-in mic, but all I need to do is get a good enough recording that I can make a transcript afterwards. The recording isn't for broadcasting or use in anything, and the only person that will hear it is me.

    So if I go for a cheap and cheerful separate mic, what should I get? The PowerBook has audio in next to the headphone socket. I do have a Griffin iMic which I think acts as a pre-amp (if I need a pre-amp)?

    Any suggestions welcome. I'm looking for cheap, so up to £20 UK/$50 US would do me.
     
  2. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    There are Blue (snowball) and Samson USB mics that are a little more than your price listed, but would be well worth the jump if you can manage it.
     
  3. zimv20 macrumors 601

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  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I have to agree. That is the cheapest way to go and it works great.
     

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