Famicom microphone question

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Re: Famicom microphone question

Post by Pokun » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:13 am

Yes I did that last time I tried at least. I haven tried it in a long time now though.

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Re: Famicom microphone question

Post by Sumez » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:43 am

This thread made me think... and it's probably a dumb question, but I don't know a lot about hardware and electronic.

But if the Famicom Microphone can play its input over the TV audio, and the Famicom expansion audio works by simply wiring the cartridge pin to the console audio out, does that mean a cartridge could potentially include its own hardware to record microphone audio via that same pin, and get a better quality recording?

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Re: Famicom microphone question

Post by Fiskbit » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:59 am

Yep; Pokun discussed this earlier in the thread. The microphone audio going to the cart is already mixed with the APU audio, though, so if you want just the microphone, you can't be playing anything using the APU (but can using expansion audio).

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