I downloaded Audacity 1.2.6 to make some voice files. My Mac's built-in mic picks up too much ambient sound and too little me, so I went to buy a USB mic. I tried both:
Rocketfish™ Digital USB Microphone Model: RF-USBMIC
Logitech USB Desktop Microphone Model: 980186-0403
...and neither will work properly with my Mac and Audacity. I'm able to "see" the device (named something like AK54??) in the System Prefs/Sound control panel (and the VU meter there DID move when I spoke into the mic), and the device also showed up in Audacity's Prefs, but when I tried to record, Audacity would give me an error message <error opening sound device, please check the input device settings and sample rate>. Of course, I could find nowhere to change those sample sizes, and no software/drivers were included with the mics, although they are supposedly Mac-compatible.
My Mac is a G4 PPC 500mHz PowerBook, running OS 10.4.10. It's dual-bootable (I don't recall if the 9.2 side was also booted at the time), if that makes any difference. Any help greatly appreciated.