My Mic wont work on my mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by James659, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. James659 macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2010
    so i have a mac mini and i record call of duty game plays and i want to do a voice over on them in imovie 08 i think but my mic wont work. i have a microsoft sidewinder game voice headset ive tried almost every thing i plug the headset in to the two ports for speakers and mics but it wont work in imovie can anybody help

    P.S i suck at spelling and grammar and am new here
  2. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota

    Sadly Most modern Macintosh systems require an amplified mic as the Mic jack is actually a line in jack, more than it is a Mic input. So, you will need to either purchase an amplifier for your existing mic, or purchase a Mic that is designed to work with your Mac.

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