MP 7,1 Mac Pro 2019/ external microphone (Rode VideoMic Pro +)

rtommi

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Hi there,

I've just installed my new Mac Pro 2019 and now I'm wondering, if (and how) I can connect my Rode VideoMic Pro + to my Mac to record audio/ speech with best possible quality. Apple sells an adapter from usb c to mic jack but the new Mac Pro is not listed under "compatible Macs". Any ideas or do I have to buy a usb mic?

Cheers and thanks in advance,
Raoul
 

rtommi

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I will give the onboard audio jack a go. I thought it was for speakers only. Silly me. Thanks for the replies.
 

flowrider

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I also thought it was an audio out jack. I'm using it for power to my Klipsch system. Apple calls it a "Headphone jack" not an audio jack. When I look into the "Sound" "Preference Panel" under "Output" it lists "Headphone port". The port is not listed under "input".

The Mac's that Apple lists as being compatible also have headphone jacks.

Lou
 

bsbeamer

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I've just installed my new Mac Pro 2019 and now I'm wondering, if (and how) I can connect my Rode VideoMic Pro + to my Mac to record audio/ speech with best possible quality. Apple sells an adapter from usb c to mic jack but the new Mac Pro is not listed under "compatible Macs". Any ideas or do I have to buy a usb mic?
Have you looked at this?

I'd personally look into getting an audio USB interface for the most flexibility moving forward if you do not already have one. MOTU M2/M4 are popular, so are Focusrite Scarlett. Even the cheaper Behringer U-PHORIA models would do the trick. MP7,1 does not ship standard with the ports/configs/adapters necessary for quality audio recording.
 

rtommi

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I might give the Rode NTUSB a try. It comes with usb so that should do the trick. I will take a closer look at some reviews and then make a decision.
 

s66

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Be careful. The port on the MP7,1 allows for headsets (like from an old iPhone when they still had 3.5mm ports).

So if you can convert your microphone to have its contacts only where the microphone is on the headset: yes that should work. But a regular 3.5mm connection on a microphone will connect the microphone to the output instead of the input.
 
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Be careful. The port on the MP7,1 allows for headsets (like from an old iPhone when they still had 3.5mm ports).

So if you can convert your microphone to have its contacts only where the microphone is on the headset: yes that should work. But a regular 3.5mm connection on a microphone will connect the microphone to the output instead of the input.
Not sure where this fits in the discussion ~
but a Black Yeti Microphone USB cable into a USB-C adapter into the top Tb port of the 7.1 works just fine.
 

worldburger

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"3.5 mm headphone jack: Plug in stereo headphones or speakers to experience high-quality sound while listening to music or watching movies. Or plug in an analog headset with a built-in mono microphone to make audio and video calls."

@s66 is correct. The 3.5mm jack is essentially a TRRS (Left, Right, Ground, Mic).

Something like this will work to route a 3.5mm mic signal to the right spot on the TRRS plug.
 
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