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Using a Shotgun Mic with Garage Band

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Oct 24, 2012 8:35 AM

I have Garage Band 09 on my MacBook Pro. I have a USB microphone that works great when I plug in into the laptop to record dialogue, etc.


What I'm trying to do now is use a Rode Video Mic plugged into the laptop and record dialogue with Garage Band. I have the Griffin iMic USB adapter that accepts the 3.5 plug from the Rode mic and then plugs into the USB port of the laptop. After making sure in my preferences that the iMic is chosen, I can only get a whisper of sound recording into Garage Band. I've tried the different settings on the Rode mic and looked through everything I can think of in the Garage Band preferences and can't get it to record strong, clear sound. I'm aware that a pre-amp mixer probably would do the trick, but I'm trying to find an economical version for now.


Does anyone have any advice on why I can only get a super quiet recording with this Rode shotgun mic?

Mac OS X (10.5.8)
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    Oct 24, 2012 8:37 AM (in response to Kansasboy63)

    Kansasboy63 wrote:


    iMic is chosen, I can only get a whisper of sound recording


    have you tried flipping the switch on the iMic?


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