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    no sound with external mic

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    no sound with external mic
    I have a macbook with OSX.4 and Quicktime 7.4.5(25). I am running an unamplified mic in through a Griffin imic. If I go through the stereo it works fine but with the mic plugged directly in I get no sound. Is this a problem with adapting plugs I have used on the mic to the imic (I go from three prong mic plug, to 1/4 plug to the small plug) or do I need an amplified sound for input (through the stereo)?

    Ray

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    no sound with external mic
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    Quote Originally Posted by ray1950 View Post
    I have a macbook with OSX.4 and Quicktime ... but with the mic plugged directly in I get no sound.
    Do you have Audacity? I've just run a test via my built-in mic and it records my every nuance. I don't think it's a connector problem (judging from what you've posted).

    Secondly refer to my (somewhat related) post regarding recording to Mac from vinyl records.
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...highlight=eMac
    Therein it shows that an amplifier is desirable for mic recordings.

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