I've used a Griffin iMic with good results. The Mac generally doesn't lose track of the iMic. I use the program Line-in to monitor the input.
I'm in the process of building my first carputer. I have a 12" Powerbook with an M-Audio Sonica Theater USB soundcard running my amps. I don't use a headunit, nor do i want one. I've added a sirius radio to the mix and need to use an audio input. The powerbook does not allow audio passthrough, but the M-Audio does. Now for the trouble. the input works intermittenly. it will work when i monitor the input, after i turn it off and back on the M-audio piece no longer recognizes the input. Is there a better solution? I also would like to eventually add a playstation / x-box something like that... and will need some a/v inputs that work. I've searched, I've read everything to read, and still come up empty. any help would be appriciated. thanks
thanks for the help. I'll have to give that a try if i can't get this POS to work. one thing i liked about the M-Audio peice that i don't see on the Imic is dolby surround outputs. I Hope i can figure a way around that.
I tried that setup this morning without the Imic, just using the audio input on the computer, and the output routed to the M-audio, and it worked perfectly! LineIn was just the program I was looking for. Thanks!
I'm going to try this as the audio solution for my PS2, since video is handled by an RCA input on the screen.
Like bugbyte, I too have found the imic (older version) to be very reliable and gives good results.
Has anyone tried to run 2 imic's ?