Is it possible to get Audacity to recognize and record from external USB microphones?
I am on OS X.4.10 and am using a 2 microphone interface (E-MU's 0404 Audio/Midi Interface). The computer lists the interface in the Sound/Input window. The input level monitor at the bottom responds to both microphones, but Audacity will only record off the computers built in microphone. How do I get it to record from the two external mics? Help!!!
I am having the same problem as the initial poster, although I haven't figured it out! I would like to use my external mic for recording on Audiobook. I'm using a Macbook and just downloaded the latest version of Audacity. Whenever I go into their preferences, the only options are for "built-in" devices; I don't see any "external" options. Am I missing something? Please please help!
Yes, I wish that person would have posted the solution... but that was 3 years ago. I downloaded the older version of Audacity and that one doesn't seem to have any options for an external microphone either.
Thank you very much for getting back to me! Well, I am not at all tech-savvy, so I apologize for my ignorance in advance. No, I don't believe it is a USB microphone; I've been plugging it into "headphone" on my computer. Is a USB mic necessary?
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s'OK. Half the fun of doing this is to zoom into poster's problem in as few steps as possible.
What kind of microphone do you have? We live on picky details. Does it have a web site? Model number? Pretend I want to buy one exactly like yours.
I can tell you that unlike Windows machines, most Macs do not directly support analog microphones. The original poster had a digital microphone (USB). Those plug into anything, but they have their own problems.
It is something of an odd duck. The audio connector is standard, but the signals on it are not. So the short answer is that it's a very nice stereo microphone, no computer I know can accept the signals on the plug. Sony products are probably just fine with it.
It's possible you might be able to force a Windows machine to record from it, but it wouldn't be in stereo.
Sony has a history of wandering off by itself and doing wacky things.
So you can capture a live stereo performance on your MiniDisk or other Sony product, and then transfer the show to Audacity in your Mac for editing.