use-revolution Digest, Vol 23, Issue 46
pixelbird at interisland.net
Sat Aug 13 15:49:56 CDT 2005
> Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 19:51:37 -1000
> From: Sivakatirswami <katir at hindu.org>
> Subject: Recording Sound on the Mac
Lotsa stuff to go through and I gotta run, but I'll take a stab at a
> Is anyone successfuly recording sound on the mac in Rev? using a USB
> input Mic?
> or the mac mic input
Macs don't have mic inputs, per se. It's a stereo line-in jack, or
optical DA jack
> and if so, what mic are you using?
There are speciailty mics that combine the signal into mono and have
> And... anyone using Griffins mic plug to USB adaptor successfully?
Assuming you mean the iMic adapter, then yes, every day. I'm using a
Radio Shack Optimus Unidirectional high impedance mic with a mono to
stereo adapter, otherwise it only records on the left side.
> Does it *really* take in put from a high-quality mic and put it
> through the USB successfully with fidelity
Depends what you mean by "high quality mic" and "fidelity". The iMic
should do very well for most utility work. Since I'm developing a sound
studio (got to get back to work on the control room deadwall right
now), high-quality to me means a studio condenser recording mic, some
cost thousands of dollars, and they are all XLR low-impedence,
requiring a high-end preamp of some kind.
But, unless you are recording in the studio or professionally on stage
I think you mean something on the order of a $50-100 high impedence
mic. like the one I described first, which is what I use for voice
messaging and speech recognition. I have actually recorded some SFX in
the studio with it. It's a dynamic mic.
> 4) set the recordInput to "dflt" should in theory take the input
> from the setting in the sound prefs of the system... which is set to
> "Telex.... USB" but the Rev Doc do not indicate that USB is one of
> the input options... so, question, if USB is not one of the options,
> should "dflt"still work?
So, are you trying to record into Rev from the TELEX headset? If so,
and it's already selected in Sound Prefs, then leave it alone, don't
reset it to anything. It's on.
"USB" is not a device option, the selection is the name and port config
of the TELEX. The line of info in the Inp[ut panel is coming from the
TELEX (from either its onboard circuitry or an installed driver that
recognizes it). IOW, the sound system isn't going to look for something
else because it happens to be a USB device, you must access the device
For example, if you had an iMic setup, the Input panel would show:
iMic USB audio system
-- as one of the input devices, which is what the system is getting
from the device.
All the best,
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