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01-31-2013, 06:05 AM
I have a Rode NTG 2 microphone and an XLR to 3.5mm jack so I can plug my microphone directly into my computer, I've put a AA/LR6/1.5v alkaline battery in but when I go to record sound directly into my laptop nothing comes through.

When I plugged it into my guitar amplifier it worked though, but when I plug it into my laptop and hit record in either Audacity or Sony Vegas no sound comes through at all, I don't have a DSLR camera to plug it into and I just want to use it for voice overs.

Is it possible to just plug it directly into my laptop?

Nick Soares
01-31-2013, 10:49 AM
Are you making sure that your laptop settings are set to take an external mic?

02-12-2013, 07:55 PM
Go to system preferences [on a mac] and be sure to set your sound prefs for external mic [or mic jack]. It may be set to onboard mic, instead.

Kurt Hathaway
VikingDream7 Productions
Video Production & Editing


02-13-2013, 10:08 AM
Yea it might just have something to do with your settings.

02-21-2013, 01:39 PM
If none of those things work, try pouring toilet water on it :)