Hi, I've been experimenting with an omnidirectional boundary mic (PZM) so I can record meetings directly to my laptop. The mic I've tried is from Radio Shack (33-3041), but it doesn't appear to be compatible. It has a 1/8" mono jack, and it works fine with a cassette recorder, but not with the laptop. I've tried a usb preamp device (iMic from Griffin Technology) but that setup is not working either; I've also tried a mono-to-stereo adapter, with no luck. A lapel-type mic is working fine with all these components (it has a stereo jack).
So, I know that all the individual pieces are working, I just can't figure out how to make them work together (PZM to Laptop).
I've been told that Crown's Sound Grabber II is made for this type of application, but since it also has a mono jack, I'm hesitant to invest in another similar mic.
Can someone set me straight on what I'm trying to do?