Not being able to Record Voice into G5 w/ OS X 10.3.8?

Soulstorm

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Feb 1, 2005
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I just can't. I connnect a microphone into my G5's Line in (see my g5 specs in my sig) and I change the system sound preferences to Audio Line In input. And I cannot record my voice... Why? Is there something I misseD?
 

Blue Velvet

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Jul 4, 2004
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Mike voltage levels are way below line-in levels.
You need a pre-amp of some sort between the microphone & the Mac...
 
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Blue Velvet

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Jul 4, 2004
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"There are a myriad of different signal levels one can encounter in analog audio, but there are three ranges one is most likely to deal with: Microphone level, -10dB line-level and +4 dB line level.

Microphone level is usually somewhere in the range of 40-60dB lower than line level, and those signals need to be amplified before going to tape, or a mixer channel, or digital converters"


Pre-amplifier
 
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point665

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Jun 27, 2004
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Get either iMic or a USB mic... I tried explaining this to a PC user and only got laughed at... Its for professionals... whereas a PC you would need a high end sound card for this.
 
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