6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 18, 2009 5:37 PM by Joe.c.c
Joe.c.c Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

I have a usb microphone for my Guitar Hero that plugs into the wii. The microphone doesn't work, and I was wondering how it could connect to the computer to test it?

I tried to plug it in and set the in-put sound to "line-in" and it wouldn't work.


Thanks,

Joe

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 (28,075 points)
    Plug in the microphone, select it in the "Input" tab of "Sound" system preference, move the "Input volume" slider to the right, and talk into the microphone. If it is working you will see the input level indicators flash. If you want to hear it, you will need an application to copy the audio input to output, such as LineIn
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  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,139 points)
    I tried to plug it in and set the in-put sound to "line-in" and it wouldn't work.


    'Line in' is the analogue audio input socket on your machine. The microphone should appear as a separate source, either by its name, or possibly as something like 'USB Audios Device'. Then proceed as Raymond suggests.
  • Joe.c.c Level 1 (0 points)
    If the USB microphone doesn't show up in the input panel does that mean that the microphone doesn't work?

    thanks,

    Joe
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 (28,075 points)
    See if it shows in the USB section of System Profiler (Utilities folder). Are you using on of the computer's USB ports? A keyboard USB port may not provide enough power.
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,139 points)
    It may mean it needs a driver (software): you need to check with the instructions and/or the manufacturer's site whether there is one.
  • Joe.c.c Level 1 (0 points)
    thank every one! I tested it with the input tap in the sound preferences in system preferences and I figured out that my mic was broken so I got a new one and it works... once again thanks

    ~joe C