Mic Static

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ipaddress, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. ipaddress macrumors newbie

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    I bought an external USB sound card just for the purpose of connecting a mic to my mac mini, which does not have a mic in port. I've used this mic on my pc without any problems at all, but now when I use it on the mac, I've encountered some static.

    When I first start recording or doing a voice chat, it sounds ok but the static will get increasingly worse - to the point where my voice is unintelligible. I've used Quicktime to record my voice and Gmail for my voice chats. However, GarageBand records my voice perfectly! I do not know whether it is the software, or maybe the external sound card that is causing this static.

    The iMic was overpriced(more expensive than the mic itself) so I bought a cheap external sound card. My mic is only a few weeks old and I do not want to buy another one anytime soon. The mini should've just come with a mic in port instead of a line in. Don't know where the problem is coming from.

    Any help with the static?
     
  2. Baby Mac macrumors regular

    Baby Mac

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    You could get an Andrea USB adapter that you could plug your mic into and go through the USB port on the Mac.
     

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