How to set up microphone settings on Mac

The Apple company is legendary. Have you heard that it was estimated a trillion dollars in 2019? It’s been founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976 to develop and sell Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer.

The company continued its tremendous success with the iPhone which was released to the market in 2007. And their work is hard to call overestimated. It has gained a reputation of a corporation producing the top software for people’s daily needs and for the realization of creating projects. For the latter, the company has especially succeeded. The software of Macs is used in the top-recording companies and all the creative people are loving’dreaming about a Mac computer and the possibilities it can give to designers, artists and, of course, vocalists.

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Though the iOS has always been en extremely closed system and that’s why many users have a hard time with it. It can be quite tricky to set up new gear for your iMac. In this article, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to do it in an effective and easy way.

howtosetmicformac1First, you need to click on the apply symbol at the left upper corner of the screen. Then choose the “System preferences” section. A window will open where you need to click on the sound icon. Then you will see a window where all the audio settings will be displayed. There will also be a list of devices connected to your computer.

You need to find your microphone on the list, click on it and then proceed to the output. There you also have to click on the mic. Then you go to the input section. There you will see an input level and the volume leverage. With those, you can make the basic settings for your microphone and thus it should work on your Mac.

howtosetmicformac2The more standard microphone connector is called XLR. This three-pin circular connector takes an XLR cable. Observant users will notice that computers do not have XLR ports. That’s what you need a USB pre-amplifier for. You can connect the preamp to your PC via USB port. Typically, the device will connect with a “printer style” USB 2.0 Type B connector. Plug that into your preamp, then plug the other end of the cable into your Mac.

It can be the case that you might not see the audio interface in the list of settings. In this case, you need to check if your audio interface is properly connected. Make sure it’s plugged directly into your Mac rather than a USB hub.

howtosetmicformac3With the latest version of iOS X, some additional aspects may occur. If your mic still doesn’t work after the settings then try to reboot your PC – this should help. Or try to do an online test of your microphone to find out where the problem occurs.

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