recording lectures at uni

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by thebrain74, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. thebrain74 macrumors regular

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    Ok I just got my laptop por collegio and I was testing out the voice recording feature in Word's notetaking section. I was using the internal mic (which I believe is located below the left speaker grill...is that right...) and I noticed that since the in. mic is so close to the keys that while recording voice/lecture, that keystrokes are very loud. I was think that some small external mic (on a goosneck, perhaps?) would help distance the mic form the keys and improve the recording quality. I tried using the mic from the XtremeMac micromemo (it has a reg. 3.5mm headphone jack on it) but the mic wouldn't show up (yes I went to sys prefs and adusted for line in). Any suggestions?
    thanks in advance for your guys (and girls.....if there any here) time and effort
     
  2. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    The MacMice MicFlex might be what you're looking for. It is a USB mic on a flexible goose neck and has very good quality for the price. I ordered mine from Mac-Pro.
     
  3. Kaiser Phoenix macrumors 6502

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    This may not be the answer but in my uni, many people record to their ipods. (i.e. mic attached to ipod).
     
  4. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    You should be warned that many professors will not allow recording of their lectures. You should always ask if it is OK, first.
     

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