I just tried to open an Audacity project I’ve been working on, and all the audio is completely silent. I thought maybe Audacity hadn’t closed correctly or something and that the audio for that project had been corrupted, but when I try to open any other project on my computer I get the same problem; total silence. I checked in the _data folders and all of the data files are there, completely intact. I’m not sure what to do about this, any ideas?
I’m using MacOS Catalina version 10.15.1 and Audacity 2.3.3
You probably read by now you need to start Audacity from Terminal and click OK when it asks permission to use the microphone or access a directory.
The command is open /Applications/Audacity.app/Contents/MacOS/Audacity
Then, until they fix it, you always need to open it from Terminal.
Here’s a little Keyboard Maestro script to launch it from the workaround:
It’s not important. Apple has installed security measures and restrictions that make home production a bit of an adventure.
Does that process posted by jonburr, above, work?
MacOS is built on a very much older system where you had to type everything. No clicking on icons and pictures. That system is still back there and it’s possible to use it when you’re blocked from working any other way. That’s Terminal.