Help me sing the blues. To my mac mini. Without a preamp.
July 7, 2011 11:42 AM Subscribe
Seeking USB hub with audio in, or some other way to use my pro mic with my MacMini.
posted by letahl to computers & internet (5 answers total)
I have a new MacMini. The audio input does not work with microphones that do not have an external power supply (I have seen it described as, "the 'audio in' port is 'line level', and requires a preamplifier"). Sigh.
I have a studio microphone and the appropriate adapter for a computer audio in. I used to use it with my PowerBook and now I want to use it with my MacMini (if it matters, for tooling around in Garageband).
Side factor is that I kind of need a USB hub anyway. Do I really need a preamp to get modest quality, or can I just get a USB hub with an audio in? If the latter, has anyone found one of these they like or should I just pick some cheap hub off eBay? Anything to watch out for?
If you want to tell me that there's a good USB mic out there that will save me the headache, or that there's some other solution for what I want to do, I'm open to suggestions.
Thanks for the advice, mefites.