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Microphone I just borrowed a mic from my roommate, but I don't know where to plug it in, or even if I have correct software to make a simple rocording and store it with my music files, so that I may burn a disc with this funny little song I might use for a Christmas present. Any suggestions? Thank you!!

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Re: microphone

At the back of most computers you have to look for 3 small circular jacks where you would normally plug in speakers. Try one of those, sometimes it might say mic on it.

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