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    Using SONY PCM-D1 as external mike on computer

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    Hi, I was wondering if there is a way to use my Sony PCM-D1 recorder with my computer with applications like Skype, Zoom etc. I have a 3.5mm stereo jack with which I have linked my mac and the Sony via the headphone ports. Not sure what to do next... Thanks in advance for any tips. Sam

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    if you can monitor the MIC signal, it should work. Line out of the Sony to line in on the Mac.

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    Thanks! How do you mean 'monitor the MIC signal'? Sorry - I'm a bit of a novice with all this. I've linked up the headphone jacks - they are the only options - and opened the sound panel on my mac. It looks like this: Screen Shot 2017-05-19 at 14.16.30.png But only the computer mikes are picking up any signal.

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    Monitoring is like hearing the sound before recording

    You would need a input jack on the Mac and I don't see that in the input dialog.

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    Hi,
    Monitoring means if you plug headphones into the Sony, you can hear yourself through them.

    Also, your computer needs to have a line-input.
    It most likely has a multi-purpose 3.5mm socket that detects what's plugged in, but I'd prove it to be sure.

    Go to About This Mac -> System report -> Audio.
    That'll tell you if you have an analog line input or not.


    If both of those things are true, a 3.5mm between the devices should work fine.
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    Guessing there's a pretty good chance a Mac may have a combo TRRS jack for headphone/mic usage. Might need an adapter to split out the inputs.

    The other thing is the Sony PCM-D1 appears to have two mics for stereo recording. Ideally you would only want to use just one mic for for a narration which your software would create a centered left/right audio image from the single mic source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arcaxis View Post
    Guessing there's a pretty good chance a Mac may have a combo TRRS jack for headphone/mic usage. Might need an adapter to split out the inputs.
    Good point...Totally forgot about that!

    I don't think I've ever actually used the line input on MBP.
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