Sound Recording on MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Capt. Morgan, May 2, 2008.

  1. Capt. Morgan macrumors member

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    I'm sure there is something obvious I have missed ... but how do I record sounds (such as voice notes) with my MBA?
     
  2. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    You don't.

    Unless you have an external soundcard.
     
  3. masterpace macrumors regular

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    Not true. There's a built-in microphone in the Air. It's just hidden. Indeed, when I fire up one of my audio production application, an I'm talking or making noise around, I can see the microphone in bar go up consistently, which indicates there's a microphone on the Air.
     
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Of course there's a mic on the Air - all notebooks do, but it's notebook-grade. I'm assuming he wants to plug in a proper mic.
     
  5. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    As has been mentioned, there is a built in microphone that you can access with software. If you want audio input, you'll need a USB audio interface.
     
  6. Capt. Morgan thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly. My previous Macs have had this. I am at a loss to find it on the MBA.
     
  7. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Are you failing to find the microphone or the software? The microphone is right next to the webcam. For software, you can use Garageband, but I think if you want something simpler than that you'll have to head over to http://www.versiontracker.com and search for some freeware.
     

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