I've been thinking for a while about getting into doing podcasts and also auditioning to be a reader at various online fiction sites. (There's that Drama degree kicking in again!) A very kind comment/referral from mkhobson at Norwescon got me going full gear on this project.
I plan to use either my iMac (running OS X 10.4) or the iBook laptop (running OS X 10.5). So I did some google-research on good podcasting headsets and bought a Plantronics 650 USB headset.
I can *not* get the microphone input to work on either Mac. Speakers work just fine, but I can't get the Mac to take audio input from headset ("Line In") instead of the built-in microphone. I did use the System Preferences app, Sound panel to trying switching the Input.
I confirmed that the headset microphone works because I can get it to work with the Windows laptop.
I have a feeling I'm missing a setting somewhere. Anyone have any thoughts?
Also, I'm thinking of using either Garage Band or Audacity for making podcasts, which in the end will just be a MP3 file. Are there any preferences between one or the other?
Thanks for the help!