Thank-you for confirming that John, and for your help. I set it up as John Reekie outlined, the mic appears to work, aside from one thing, my noise floor will not go lower than 52dB, no matter what I do to it:
I got home quite late from work last night and decided that I just had to try the mic/software ( I couldn't stop thinking about it at work:huh
. I hauled my iMac over to my AVR and connected it. I ran pink noise from the Generator into my AVR via toslink, and set the volume to 75dB using the REW SPL meter, and hit 'Measure'. I kept getting low input volume messages, even though the volume was set loud on the AVR. Now more puzzling is that when I check my dB level with the REW dB meter, all appears to be well when a pink noise signal is fed through the AVR, it's only when I want to 'measure', or 'check levels', that the mic barely picks up anything, even if I tap on it. It was getting too late (3am), and I was pretty tired, and had to clean up my mess to keep my wife happy
addle:, decided to call it a night before my head exploded:scratch:. I started to think maybe the mic is the problem..maybe not..I'm too new to this side of HT to make a judgement call.
I decided that I would try to work on this some more today, but didn't haul my Mac over to my AVR this time, instead I used the Altec speakers connected to my Mac for testing. It was basically a repeat of last night..dB levels seem fine until I try to actually 'measure', or 'check levels', then all of a sudden, my input levels drop drastically. I took some screenshots of my configuration.
UMIK-1 set to 0dB as suggested:
Levels reading with Soundflower set to 0dB :
Levels with Soundflower set to MAXdB :
My current config..I don't have a 'soundcard' option other than what's in the pop up menu of line-in, but what is shown is one config that worked( kind of ? ) with REW:
These are the LineIn input/output options I have ( the headphone jack doubles as a mini Toslink out and appears when connected, but there are no available adjustments for it in the Audio MIDI Setup App ):
I'm kind of lost about what my next step should be. I will try my son's Windows7 laptop ( I was trying to avoid using Windows ) to try and figure out if it's a mic issue ( it doesn't appear to be the mic, maybe the cal file '7000352' ?? I don't know:coocoo: ), or if it's software related..REW 5.0 crashed on me quite often, but the beta was more stable. Any suggestions would be great right now. I was hoping that with a USB mic being plug-and-play, the process would have been more straight forward..I got 'plug', but I got no 'play' :rubeyes: