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


    Jun 26, 2003
    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

    Jan 6, 2007
    Mid-Atlantic, US
    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


    Jul 18, 2002
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I have to agree. That is the cheapest way to go and it works great.

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