1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 23, 2012 2:41 AM by ilgaar
ilgaar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, I've just purchased an external professional Dynamic Line Microphone to do voice overs, since the built in Mic ***** big time for dubbing with a very bad noise. I have a big problem, since this is my first time to do this. first of all I can barely hear myself, and secondly my voice is always recorded as mono. I'm sure I'm missing something, is there probably a device like an amplifier or something to fix this? what do I need to do? should I change the mic and get stereo one? do i need an amplifier or a mixer which will power the mic? I'm using a Macbook Pro.


Thanks a lot

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8), Magic Mouse, and airport express
  • ilgaar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It turns out that a microphone can't be plugged into the Line in, directly, it has to be powered up first, with a pre amp. One good way to do this is to purchase an external sound card. I have purchased a TASCAM US-122MK, although it has a line out, I usually don't need to connect it to Line in jack of my MacBook Pro. The USB connection is doing a fine job, besides using the Line in jack in your MacBook Pro is not a good idea, you might fry your delicate internal sound card.