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    Looking for a USB mic under $100 to use with GarageBand
    What are some good USB mics under $100 that work well with GarageBand? I'll mostly use it for vocals, acoustic guitar, and maybe some electric guitar.

    I'm considering the Samson CO1U, but I've heard it's a pain for Macs.

    I'd like a pop filter and 5 ft. mic stand included if possible.

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    Snowball

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    Snowflake

    both are solid for mac

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    I got a USB mic, but I don't have the proper cable to plug it in. On the bottom of the mic, it has three prongs -- kind of like this: http://multimedia.journalism.berkele...sories/xlr.jpg

    What is this cable called? It needs to have three prongs for mic and a USB at the other end to connect to the MacBook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsherid View Post
    I got a USB mic, but I don't have the proper cable to plug it in. On the bottom of the mic, it has three prongs -- kind of like this: http://multimedia.journalism.berkele...sories/xlr.jpg

    What is this cable called? It needs to have three prongs for mic and a USB at the other end to connect to the MacBook.
    That's not a USB mic.
    What you have is a standard condenser mic with an XLR connector.

    To get it hooked up to your computer, you'll need something like this: ART USB Dual Pre from zZounds.com!

    You can also do a shopping search on Google: xlr to usb - Google Product Search
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    I concur with Bone on the snowball. My friend Slim has one and it truly is plug-and-play. Can't vouch for the snowflake, as i haven't heard it, but Blue makes some good higher-end mikes, so their quality probably trickles down...

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