Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: iMic?

  1. #1


    Member Since
    Nov 24, 2005
    Posts
    749
    Specs:
    Powerbook G4/ 15.2"/ 1.67 ghz/ 2 gb RAM/ ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (128 mb RAM)/ 100 gb hdd@ 5400 RPM
    iMic?
    A friend of mine has asked me if I'll record a few demo tracks for his band. I told him that I'd do it.

    I know GarageBand, his band has equipment, I just need a way to record line-in audio to my Mac. Since I'm not interested in blowing enormous amounts (or even small ones) of money on a mixer, I figured the iMic would work, however, I'd like to know of people's experience with it. Is the audio quality good? Is it easy to work with? Any issues with faulty units?
    I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.

  2. #2

    EDIT-XTREEM's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 27, 2005
    Location
    In the mac store and at home on my iMac
    Posts
    1,165
    just plug it in the back.. or side since you have a powerbook. the xlr to 3.5 mm coinverter is the hardest to get your hands on.
    Mac Pro (Early 2009) 8 Core 2.26 GHz, 6 GB Ram, 640 GB Drive. Dell 2408WFP.

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Jan 09, 2006
    Posts
    166
    I use it with Garageband, only with either an electro acoustic or guitar via an effects unit, but the quality is fine. No background noise. As long as you can turn all inputs into the 3.5mm jack you'll be fine.

  4. #4

    macEfan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 01, 2004
    Location
    Somewhere in the world
    Posts
    1,112
    Specs:
    Powermac g4 400mhz, 10gb, 256mb ram, OS9
    I have used the imic for recording records to my itunes library. Not bad, and it won't break your budget.
    Report offensive posts
    Don't forget to use the rep system!

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Nov 24, 2005
    Posts
    749
    Specs:
    Powerbook G4/ 15.2"/ 1.67 ghz/ 2 gb RAM/ ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (128 mb RAM)/ 100 gb hdd@ 5400 RPM
    Quote Originally Posted by EDIT-XTREEM
    just plug it in the back.. or side since you have a powerbook. the xlr to 3.5 mm coinverter is the hardest to get your hands on.
    I've got an XLR-> 1/4" and a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter, so I should be good.
    I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.

  6. #6

    caribiner23's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 06, 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    1,543
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro Retina 13" • iPhone 6 • iPad Air • and many iPods
    The iMic is okay, but I found to to be noisy when I was transferring audio from my tape deck to my iBook.

    It should work fine for your needs if you're on a budget. If you want to spend a little more (~$150), you might want to look into the M-Audio MobilePre USB. This is what we use to record our podcast, and it rocks.

  7. #7
    Badger
    Guest
    I've used the iMic to record about 300 LPs and cassettes to my hard drive; I also use it for a VOIP headset. I've never had a problem with it.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. imic or not?
    By Ronan Armstrong in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-22-2005, 04:25 PM
  2. iMic
    By MrFuzzy in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-05-2005, 04:59 AM
  3. iMic Fuzz
    By MrFuzzy in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-29-2005, 11:51 PM
  4. iMic HELP!!!!!
    By intimid8or in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-04-2004, 12:53 PM
  5. iMic
    By Kananigirl in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-03-2004, 04:04 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •