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Proud owner of a Macbook Pro:
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) Processor: 3.1 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Memory: 8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 1536 MB
I have a Rode Videomic microphone with a three pole 3.5mm jack on the end of it.
I plug this in. Nothing happens. This isn't TRRS, I'm not angry.
I plug the Rode microphone into a 4 pole splitter, microphone side, this then into my Mac. Nothing happens. This is attempting TRRS - but it isn't complete, I'm not angry.
I plug the Rode microphone into a 4 pole splitter, along with a set of speakers in the headphones side. This I believed would be TRRS, starting to get angry.
I plug the mic into the splitter with another set of headphones that work if they do not go through the 4 pole splitter, plug the whole complete connection into the Mac port. NOTHING HAPPENS. I'M LOSING MY MIND!
Why for the sake of saving 10g in weight and about a cm of side coverage would they make this ridiculously impossible to connect a microphone on its own?!
Please can someone guide me to a solution that doesn't require anything more than having a microphone plugged in. I need to use my microphone to speak and speakers to play music.
But even with a 4 pole splitter it is not possible.
Is it possible to use a usb-c to audio ports adapter so all I require plugging in is the microphone?
They cut all these ports off the laptop, but then you have to buy more, bulkier, uglier connectors and adapters. My desktop looks like a spider web of wires and adapters.
I'm a chill dude, & I look forward to seeing how you have managed to get around this huge inconvenience.