problem with line in recordin...recording from internal mic

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problem with line in recordin...recording from internal mic

Permanent link to this post Posted by matt1335 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:37 am

I installed audacity to my imac os x 10.3 and it uploaded fine opened fine then I tried recording and it seems to automaticly record from the internal mic on the mac and sound horrible I bought the imac second hand and know very little about it how do I get the line in as the source and not the built in mic
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Re: problem with line in recordin...recording from internal

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:46 am

Do you have a Stereo Line-In?

http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/MacLineIn.jpg

Circle with two black arrows.

Launch Audacity and use the selector next to the microphone icon to select "Built-In Input."

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Re: problem with line in recordin...recording from internal

Permanent link to this post Posted by matt1335 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:53 am

I do not I have one hole with the basic speaker with three crest protruding from it and a hole next to it with what looks like a microphone inside a horse shoe
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Re: problem with line in recordin...recording from internal

Permanent link to this post Posted by matt1335 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:55 am

I got it all sorted had to go through the computers preferences however audacity will for no reason just crash and close out is this a memory problem or a bug I need a plug in 4
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Re: problem with line in recordin...recording from internal

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:18 pm

The old 1.3.x versions of Audacity have some bugs which are now fixed. You should probably upgrade to the current 2.0.2 version: http://audacityteam.org/download/
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