i’m attempting to save voicemails from my children in my goog drive, so i downloaded audacity. i purchased a 3 ring cable too b/c my macbook doesn’t have a separate mic port, but it didn’t work, so i’m just clicking “record” in audacity, then “play” on my voicemail with the phone “speaker” on so the built in macbook mic will pick it up. this worked perfectly with the first voicemail, but now i get a raging screech when i click the record button, and it makes my voicemail sound like it’s in a tunnel. it appears to be a hardware conflict, but i can’t solve it, and it wasn’t present in the first successful attempt.
thanks very much gale. that is the adapter i purchased. i muted, and it still didn’t work. for some reason, audacity is not recognizing the connection. well, it appears to recognize b/c it doesn’t record ambient noise, but when i click record it is a flat line. argh!
Those adaptors should certainly work if you had an old-fashioned headset with pink and green cables. I’ve been told the adaptors work with just a mic cable connected to the adaptor. Are you recording stereo 2 channels in Audacity as set in Device Toolbar? It’s possible recording in mono might give you only silence.