recording lectures at uni


macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 25, 2006
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 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


macrumors 6502a
Aug 6, 2006
You should be warned that many professors will not allow recording of their lectures. You should always ask if it is OK, first.