Catalina Recording Workaround Doesn't Work


I have a brand new iMac running Catalina. I am trying to record using Audacity and, like the article says, it doesn’t work. However, I have tried the workaround by launching Audacity from the terminal command line and it is not working. I am not seeing a dialog asking me to give microphone permission.

When is this problem going to be fixed? Thanks.


We are hopeful that the next Audacity release will be properly supported by macOS.

Thanks for your reply, Steve. Any idea of the timeline for the next release?

The current scheduled date is 30Apr20

See the Release Manager’s plan in the Audacity Wiki:


Thanks very much, Wax. I think I can get by until then.