Microphone in Mac Pro??? I can't figure out how to make it work!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Sean Dempsey, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    Aug 7, 2006
    I feel really dumb.

    I have been trying to use a PC mic with my Mac Pro so I can talk over iChat. I have a Webcam already, so I went to Staples and bought a PC mic. Just a mic with the standard plug. I plug it into the line-in jack in the Mac Pro (speakers are in the other jack).. nothing happens.

    So I assume the mac is busted. Get a different one. Same thing. Nothing. My Mac Pro will not pick up any sound.

    So I open the sound properties, and I see what I have attached. What the hell could I be missing here? Mic is plugged in to the line in, there's no on/off switch, and that's it right?

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  2. Sean Dempsey thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    Aug 7, 2006
    nevermind, just delete this thread.

    It appears I need a preamp or USB mic.
  3. dkoralek macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2006
    Yep. The jack that you hooked the mic up to is a line in, not mic.


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