hardware - audio aux in vs mic

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Wed Dec 10 06:52:01 UTC 2014

On 12/09/2014 11:42 PM, Lars Noodén wrote:
> Can the mic port be safely used for audio in or must I stay with the
> machine with aux in?
> I will probably be digitizing some analog audio cassette tapes early
> next year.  I have an old ghettoblaster with a 3.5mm jack that can play
> the tapes and a choice of two computers.  One has what appears to be aux
> in the other has a microphone port, both 3.5mm.  I wonder what is the
> safe way to connect them.
> Regards,
> /Lars

You will get other sounds (in the environment with the microphone input).

In my experience, I would use the aux-in.  The aux signal is much too 
strong for a microphone input.


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