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How can I record audio using a lavalier mic and MacBook Pro OSX Lion?

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I have just opened my brand new Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone. I tried to connect it to the jack just next to the earphones jack and record sound using quicktime player.

Recording works well without a mic, but when I connect the mic and choose Built in input: line in instead of Built in Microphone: internal microphone, only silence is recorded.

The microphone was tested on a Windows 7 notebook, and it works well.

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Can you specific which Macbook you have. – Alex Jul 20 '12 at 23:57
Updated the question accordingly. – Adam Matan Jul 21 '12 at 9:09
To test the mic you can try something like Skype, System Prefs -> Sound, etc that will show you a gauge of how much sound is being picked up. – Alex Jul 22 '12 at 2:43
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The ATR3350 is not compatible with Macbook Pro. Nor is it compatible with iOS devices. It's a turkey and I regret having bought it. The manufacturer is deliberately misleading people about this unit.

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macbook air needs a lavaliere plug that has 4 sections to the plug to override Mac's attempt to only allow mac products. An inexpensive lavaliere type will work with a 4 section inexpensive plug

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