Question about PC Desktops

3 Answers

I am trying to use a new Logitech USB desktop microphone with my Mac OS X version 10.4.11. It seems to be working beecause the screen icon fluctuates when I speak, but I cannot find a way to record anything, or hear my voice.

Posted by on

  • 5 more comments 
  • alnaso Jun 15, 2008

    I have already done everything you have described. Now----how do I get the microphone to record on my hard drive or on a CD? I do not hear my voice, nor can I find a record sound button anywhere.

  • alnaso Jun 15, 2008

    That is just it. I cannot find a recording program anywhere.

  • alnaso Jun 15, 2008

    I cannot find any of the great ones a mac comes with. Where are they and what are they called, so that I can find them?

  • alnaso Jun 15, 2008

    Yes, but no record button shows on the Windows Media Player screen

  • alnaso Jun 16, 2008

    I just downloaded audacity and it says it is not supported on my system. Mine is mac version OSX 10.4.11

  • alnaso Jun 16, 2008

    when I go to File, there is no "New.'

  • alnaso Jun 16, 2008

    I have downloaded the Sound Recorder and have been able to use the record button, but when I record, I get nothing.

×

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Guru:

    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 859 Answers

Hello,
Your problem is easy to fix. You have to have a recording program open to record to a file. You can find this in your main menus. Your microphone is working fine from what you wrote. Once you save your recording you can email it, etc.

Regards,
Worldvet

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

  • 2 more comments 
  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jun 15, 2008

    Do you have a media player like quick time?

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jun 16, 2008

    From within WMP choose File, New and then you can record.

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jun 16, 2008

    I'm afraid Apple in its wisdom did not preload any recording features on your machine and usually the programs that will let you record on an Apple will cost you money.

    You will want to find software that allows you to record on your Apple by doing a search or going to the Apple Store.
    You can choose not to accept any of these solutions since we can't solve your problem and you won't have wasted any money or you can choose one amongst the many and be done with this.

    If you feel more comfortable visit your local authorized Apple dealer for a real solution.

    Regards again,
    Worldvet


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jun 16, 2008

    I hate USB mics for just this reason.

×

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 243 Answers

1. Plug the microphone’s USB connector into the USB port on the side of the
keyboard (NOTE: Make sure that the keyboard is plugged into USB port 1).
2. You must specify the input device (microphone) that your computer will use:
Go to the Apple Icon in the upper left corner and select “System Preferences…”
from the pull-down menu.
3. Under the Hardware section select the “Sound” icon.
4. At the Input tab you’ll see a “Choose a device for sound input” field. If the
microphone has been properly plugged in you’ll see its name “AK5370” in the
name list along with “Line In”. Select the “AK5370” option to enable the USB
microphone.
5. If not already on, push the oval button on the microphone. When enabled, the
button will be in the up position and lit with a green light. Push the button in
when you want to disable the mic.
6. At the Input tab under “Settings for selected device:” you can adjust the
microphone Input volume and test the volume level by speaking into the
microphone and watching the blue bar gage. Adjust the levels to your desired
setting. The microphone is now ready for use.

here you go hope this helps. Thanks Nathan 06:38:28 cst

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

  • 20 more comments 
  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 15, 2008

    i used my microphone as an example. but yours will be listed under its own device name.

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 15, 2008

    if that solution doesnt help you out please let me know so i can further assist you.

    Thanks,
    Nathan


  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 15, 2008


    1. Go into System Preferences,

    2. Open Sound,

    3. Select Input

    4. Select Mic Input

    this is in short all you need to do on a mac in the current OS x
    it should automatically disable the onboard microphone if selected. after that point you may need to configure it on the program you are trying to use.

    Thanks,
    Nate


  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 15, 2008

    if you need a program to record with beyond the great ones a mac comes with. I suggest my favorite one Audacity so i hope you enjoy.

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 15, 2008

    just use audacity to record its simple and if youve done everything as youve described. then you just need a program. with Audacity theres a record button and it uses the default recording device this should be all you need and good luck.

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 15, 2008

    install audacity and if you need help figuring out audacity let me know. I will run you through everything you need to get recording. Glad to help, Nate

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 15, 2008

    your mac didnt come with garage band or anything like that?
    if not Audacity is the way to Go. its protools but free.


  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 15, 2008

    as i am on a mac right now. Mine is located on the default drive under garage band. but you might not have it at this point. the next best recording tool for mac's is as ive said is audacity. then install audacity and hit has a simple interface that you can open a new project and just hit record. and your logitech microphone should be working great. then you can save it to any file youd like and be set.

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 15, 2008

    you dont want to use windows media player on your macintosh.
    you might not have the recording utility. if you have a standard osx install.
    Click here to download audacity.


  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    really i have it on my computer at this moment. is that the latest OSx?

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    then you can use an official program called 2 programs

    first being official sound recorder which is the utility mine came with

    click here for sound recorder 2.1

    or another one that is free called audio recorder 3.2

    click here for audio recorder 3.2

    i tried both downloads and installed successfully let me know how it goes.




  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    and on the audacity note did you try the beta? that might be why mine worked? just a thought cause its such a great free program.

    thanks,
    Nate


  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    cause the beta 1.3.5 version is suppose to support osx 10.4 and 10.5 now

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    there isnt one in mine either on osx 10.5 but then again ive never used WMP to record either.

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    here this is the audacity you need to use click all this and its the exact download.


    i forgot where it says

    "Audacity 1.3.5 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Users on OS X 10.3 who wish to use a Beta version of Audacity should download the previous version."


  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    actually contrary to what he said there is lots of free softwares to record on a mac. i just failed to give you the correct download to begin with. I think after you try them out. you will find one to suit your needs perfectly.




  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    id like to try and save you money before having to run to the apple store and they charge you 50 dollars for sound recorder which is free online :).


    i think there is enough here now for you to be able to record. Glad to help

    -Nate


  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    Can you tell me if your speakers are working correctly. might be a dumb question just need to eliminate it.

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    because if you downloaded sound recorder and the wave bars are moving as you talk then its creating audio. and i need to ensure that your speakers are not hooked up or are disabled in OSX. as that could be the problem as if you are seeing the waveform it means its getting the signal.

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    play some mp3's or something and let me know if you hear them.

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    let me know when you are able to try that out. if thats isnt the problem and your speakers are working. Can you try to use the internal mic for me. Tell me if it works when you record something then play it back.

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 16, 2008

    I take it you got everything working by the fixya and i just want you to know that i was glad to be of assistance and if you ever have problems on your mac like this again feel free to contact me as im sure i will be able to assist you. Thanks, Nate

    and Thank You for using FixYa

×

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 198 Answers

Please keep the microphone a bit away from ur screen... its because, powerful electro magnets will be ther in the microphone... wen u keep it very close to the screen, the waves cause the fluctuation in the screen which wil shorten the life off ur screen

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

ConnectLand cl-me 606 goose neckdesktop microphone to desktop


Look for a 3.5 mm microphone port on the computer. Usually the port on the back of the desktop will have a pink surround. (There will be other ports there; the usual minimum are the green port for speakers and blue one for line-in.) Put the 3.5 mm jack on the end of the cord on the microphone into the port. If you have an add-in sound card, use the microphone port on the sound card.

Some machines will also have a front panel microphone port. This will have a small mike icon next to the port.

Next you need to ensure that the audio device is set to Microphone. For Windows systems (Vista/7/8), enter the Control Panel and go to the Hardware and Sound panel. Click on Manage Audio Devices under Sound. Then click on the Recording tab. Check if the microphone listed as plugged in. Make this the default recording device. (XP has a slightly different name for the panel.) For XP through Windows 7, click on the start button and then find the Control Panel listed on the right. For Windows 8, from the desktop, press the Ctrl and X keys at the same time. Then find the Control Panel in the list. (Alternatively, activate the Charms menu, Ctrl+C or hover on the upper right of the screen. Move down and click on the gear (Settings). Then select the Control Panel.)

If the computer doesn't indicate that the microphone is plugged in, make sure that the 3.5 mm plug is in the correct port. Next try the microphone on another computer. The audio card port could be damaged or the microphone cable could be faulty. If the microphone works on another computer, you can try a USB audio adapter (StarTech ICUSBAUDIO or similar) or a new sound card. (Note: some older sound cards do not work properly on newer versions of Windows. If you have a sound card installed and the motherboard has an on-board audio device, remove the sound card. Enable the on-board audio in the computer's BIOS. Install the appropriate audio drivers. Try that audio device. Accessing the BIOS will depend on computer. Often you can press Esc, F1, F2, F10 or Delete repeatedly after you turn on the computer. If Windows starts to boot, turn off the system and try again.) If another computer doesn't recognize the microphone, I'd recommend a new microphone. Fixing the cable isn't worth the effort.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Sep 20, 2013 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Logitech gamepad


i checked with logitech and it seems this is a common problem the controller and it is suppose to work with the mac with no drivers however it seems the design flaw is that it does not work with alot of mac games.
my suggestion get your money back or sell it on ebay and try to get a controller that works with mac

Apr 27, 2009 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Microphone doesn't work with small plug


I'm just taking a stab in the dark here but bare with me on this, I got a lot of info stored in this old head so it takes a while.

If you look at the jack for the microphone, Does it have 2 sleaves and a pin or just 1 sleave and a pin. If it has 2 then you will need an adaptor (Normaly Stereo jack to XLR). If it has 1 sleave then your going to need a preamp.

Apr 20, 2009 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

"-36" error message using Acomdata External Hard Drive


Have you tried taking the files off of the drive and repartitioning and reformatting the drive?
How is the drive formatted? Fat? Fat32 or HPFS? What version of Mac OS are you running? It is possible, depending on the version of the OS and the driver for the OS that it can have problems with drives that have partitions larger than 128 GB. It is also a bios limitation with older systems.
Look to see if there is an updated driver for the OS X version you are running.
Also check in the Disk Utility to see how the drive is partitioned and formatted. If it is going to be a Mac only drive, partition and format it as HPFS. If it is a drive that you will use in Windows as well, use Fat 32 and limit the partitions to 128 GB or less.

You could also try a newer version of OS X like Tiger or Leopard. They are both more stable than older versions and have better support for devices.

Cheers and good luck.

Best

Dec 27, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

I have a mac G3, and have os x ver. 10.3.9 I just bought the logitech E3560 webcam, how can I install it? It's not loading anything from the installation disk!


It sounds like your camera is not compatible with Mac OS. The disc may only have the software for Windows. Go to Logitech web site and see if you can find the software for Mac.

Dec 02, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Cannot load or install any programs when computer crashes during software update of MAC OS 10.4.7 error message Version: 2.1.0 (86.1) Build Version: 36 Project Name: Installer Source Version:...


It seems this update for mac has caused lots of problems. go to http://discussions.apple.com
See if you can search for a solution.

Nov 06, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

No sound on recording


What program are you using to record with?
Is your microphone conected and is it's input turned up?
What type of computer (Mac or Windows)? What version OS?

Nov 18, 2007 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18298 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...