I GUESS THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL , NO MICROPHONE SOCKET ON MY LAP TOP? ANY IDEAS HOW TO GET ROUND THIS , ITS A PACKARD BELL EASY NOTE TE-69KB, I DO HAVE AN OLDER LATOP WHICH ACTUALLY A NOTE BOOK WHICH DOES HAVE A MICROPHONE SOCKET BUT THE VINYL DISC IS NOT RECOGNISED BY ITHER OF MY EXTERNAL DRIVES AND SO IM STUCK ?
So you have a vinyl turntable and want to capture music from records? What kind of turntable? Older with just two RCA cables and a thin ground wire coming out, or newer USB. Model numbers.
A turntable won’t work properly into a microphone input anyway…
Your computer probably has a combination mic/headphone jack that accepts a [u]TRRS plug[/u]. It’s a little longer than a regular (TRS) plug with a mono microphone connection at the tip.
If your turntable has USB, use it.
Or, if you have a “modern” turntable with a built-in preamp, or an older stereo with phono-in and with “tape-out”, you can use a desktop/tower computer with a regular soundcard and line-in. Or, you can get an interface with line-inputs, such as the [u]Behringer UCA202[/u].
If you have a “regular” turntable and no phono preamp, you’ll also need an RIAA equalized phono preamp or an interface with a built-in phono preamp such as the [u]Behringer UFO202[/u]. (I’m not “pushing” Behringer products but they make economical interfaces that are reasonably good.)
Yeah… [u]This page[/u] says:
…and the > combo jack > even lets you listen to music while you converse with friends and family.
But, you shouldn’t be using a mono mic input that’s all-around the wrong sensitivity and wrong impedance for a line-level or phono-cartridge connection.
But, if you ever want to use a microphone or headset with a microphone, you’ll know what kind of connector you need. The same connector is used on the iPhone.
well thanks , sorry for shouting , and il buy an interface
The UFO202 even has a place to connect that thin ground wire that comes out of a regular turntable.
all sorted now chaps , I had an interface , you talking about it reminded me