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Mid-2012 MBP — type of audio input? (for plugging in lav mic)
Posted by: dmag
Date: May 09, 2017 06:06PM
Hi,

Tried searching for this and can't come up with what I need. Here's the deal...

I'm trying to plug in a Rode Smartlav+ lavaliere mic to my mid-2012 MBP. The mic manufacturer said the input is either "standard" or "TRS". If TRS then it should take their mic with an adapter I can buy. If not, then I can't use it.

If you know, what kind of input is the non-retina mid-2012 MBP?

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Mid-2012 MBP — type of audio input? (for plugging in lav mic)
Posted by: The Grim Ninja
Date: May 09, 2017 07:14PM
A quick google shows the Smartlav+ is TRRS, which is different from TRS. Four conductors.

How many conductors does yours have? Tip, Ring, (ring?), Sleeve.

Or.. if you plug it in, does it plug in? AKA: Try it and find out.
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Re: Mid-2012 MBP — type of audio input? (for plugging in lav mic)
Posted by: dmag
Date: May 09, 2017 07:34PM
Yeah, I guess I should have, except that the Rode guy said that regardless of the input type it still wouldn't work without the SC3 adapter.

Turns out it DOES WORK, and without the adapter.

Thanks, man. Appreciate it.
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Re: Mid-2012 MBP — type of audio input? (for plugging in lav mic)
Posted by: The Grim Ninja
Date: May 09, 2017 07:38PM
That was my suspicion, but there was a lot of missing information. Easier just to test it.

Thought process: Says iOS compatible. 4 pins. 4th pin would carry power. Apple made their laptops compatible with iOS devices, thus if it fits, it should work. If it didn't then it would have gotten complicated.
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Re: Mid-2012 MBP — type of audio input? (for plugging in lav mic)
Posted by: dmag
Date: May 09, 2017 07:58PM
It's been interesting to say the least. Lots of conflicting info. Glad I ran into you here.
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Re: Mid-2012 MBP — type of audio input? (for plugging in lav mic)
Posted by: tenders
Date: May 09, 2017 11:19PM
Miking the lav is just plain gross, as Leslie Nielsen proved in The Naked Gun.
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