I wanted to ask, can I connect a digital microphone to my pi somehow, so that the input will be digital and then to use the data and convert it to an audio file? If so, what should I get and how do I convert it? The reason is that I want to record video with mycamera pi and combine it with audio, but I haven't found any good way to connect microphone. Thank you.


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You are better off using something like this http://www.adafruit.com/product/1475

They have a neat tutorial that will help you interface it.

  • This one is a great option, thank you. However, it will take very long until I I'll get it by mail. Therefore, is there any other eay, maybe even more complicated way?
    – Diagnosis
    Aug 30, 2015 at 6:49
  • The other option would be to hookup the microphone to a ADC via an opamp and then process the data. Not sure you can convert the analog values to audio though. Sep 1, 2015 at 11:19
  • That Adafruit USB sound card page does contain the warning: "we don't recommend it if you need Mic input"
    – bobstro
    Sep 29, 2015 at 13:19
  • Thats weird cause I used the same tutorial to interface the microphone with my RPi about a year ago. Sep 29, 2015 at 13:38

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