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    mic / line-in help

    Howdy!

    I currently looking for one more piece before i put my mini back into my car.
    i'm currently in search of an audio device for my mini. i looking for a device that that gives me the same setup as a desktop. i need:
    1. mic
    2. line in
    3. line out

    i must have two seperate inputs a(line-in & mic). from what i can tell the griffin imic has a single line-in/mic input with a toggle switch. this isn't going to work.

    i recently purchased a SoundBlaster Mp3+ which had both but it was just like the imic in that you had to flip a switch. is there a usb device that will let me connect both at once, that isn't a professional recording device, or would i be better of purchasing two different imic-s?

    If i have my audio device usb does that mean that i can't use the line in and mic input at the same time?

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    I *thought* that the audio out on the Mini could be used for either audio out or mic in, but I'm not sure where I read that.

    If it's true, you could possibly go mic in on that jack and use an iMic for line in and audio out.
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    thanks for the reply,

    i Haven't heard that but i'll definately check into it as a wonderful possibility

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    I don't think there is any audio in. Needs a usb adapter
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    i know i have to get a usb device....

    the question is what mac compatible device has a line-in and a mic jac that can be used simultaneously.

    There are tons of devices compatible with microshaft but i can't find one mac specific or one that has mac drivers

    HELP?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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    I think the iMic should work. I use it for my Skype headset , which has two jack's, one for the mic and one for the speaker. It works simultaneously

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    i need a device that has two inputs.....

    1. mic
    2. xmpcr

    your skype headset speakers are just recieving the system output. instead or using the mac mini output, the sound is being routed to the imic. that isn't going to work for me. if i could reasign the imic output to be a "line through"

    (meaning.....the sound coming from my xm device is routed into my mini through the imic and out throught the system output)

    ........then that would work fine. do you mind checking to see if that's even possible under the audio settings in "system"

    if not..............back to the drawing board

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    here's what i did.. I bought a Plantronics Audio .45 USB headset Which actually had the 1/8" jacks for both the audio in and out. However.. it came with an actual adapter (that i couldnt find separately hence buying the entire headset) that took the microphone and speaker outputs and converted it to USB. I used that adapter and bought a cheap microphone which took apart, then I installed and hid into the headliner of my car just above the driver's head.

    This Plantronics one was plug and play with my Mac Mini and hasn't given me any problems yet.

    And if you want 2 inputs I dont see why a regular 1/8" splitter plugged into the microphone portion of the adapter wouldn't work..

    Well, that's my 2 cents

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    Will OS X allow you to have two USB audio inputs enabled simultaneously? If so, you could hook up two iMic units connected to a USB hub, with one set to line input and the other to mic input, Bob's your uncle, you've got both inputs.

    Otherwise you'll need a mixer that combines two inputs into one externally, then feeds it to your Mac as one USB input. It could be a standalone mixer with a line output hooked up to the iMic's line input.

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    And what about a combination of a bluetooth Mic (headset) with the iMic for line in and out?

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