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Dan Newton
seinnheiser mic transmitter to mac
on Nov 27, 2009 at 9:31:24 pm

Hey

I got a little problem --

my company just got the seinnheiser ew 345 G2 wireless mic

what would I need to know is if what do i need to get to connect to the transmitter to the mac -- as i want to do inhouse recordings and want the input to be through the mac --- using such programs as audacity or Soundtrack pro.

here is the link to the wireless mic :-

http://www.dv247.com/microphones/sennheiser-ew-345-g2-wireless-microphone-s...


please help


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Jim McNally
Re: seinnheiser mic transmitter to mac
on Nov 28, 2009 at 4:40:29 am

The transmitter is in the mic itself, the receiver is what you want to connect to the Mac. I can't see the rear panel of the receiver but it probably has an XLR output connector on it. You will need to connect this to whatever your Mac has, which might be a mini jack or you can also get a USB converter too.

So you will need a cable and/or jack that takes an XLR connector on the receiver end and ends up with a mini plug or USB connector on the other.

Jim McNally
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http://www.commercialfactory.com


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Jordan Wolf
Re: seinnheiser mic transmitter to mac
on Nov 30, 2009 at 2:35:39 am

Okay, first a question or two:

What type of Apple computer are you using to record into?

This will let us know what types of Inputs are available (analog vs. digital, etc.). I know that my Macbook Pro had a Line Input, which would be exactly what you would want to use. You just need to go to Preferences-->Sound-->Input (Devices?) and select the Line Input as the source.

What type of recordings are you doing that require a wireless microphone? Usually, I microphone system like that is for installed applications, and not run-and-gun audio/video shoots.

Get us some more info and we can help you better.

Wolf
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Dan Newton
Re: seinnheiser mic transmitter to mac
on Nov 30, 2009 at 9:50:19 am

Hey

Thanks for getting back to me ---

so i am going to use a macbook pro

so i got an XLR CABLE --- i plugged the xlr part into the transmitter and the other end is the audio cable which plugs into the mic part of the mac book pro ---

but the sound for some reason is very low and quite bad.

Please Help


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Ray Chung
Re: seinnheiser mic transmitter to mac
on Nov 30, 2009 at 7:03:50 pm

The onboard analog sound cards on computers aren't that great. You're better off with a separate audio input/output device. A simple one is something like this....

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/UCA202.aspx

You could simply hookup your mic receiver's 1/4" unbalanced out to one of the RCA in's on the interface above with a 1/4" to RCA adapter or cable. Then select the device as input on whatever software you're using to record audio. You can also record audio in Quicktime.

If you need to adjust levels of the recording signal, then you may be better served with an interface that acts as more of a preamp, with adjustable levels for various mic and line-level inputs, like....

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/MAudio-FireWire-Solo-Mobile-Au...



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