Hi, I’m trying to record internal audio with Audacity 2.4.2. I’ve already managed to record external sound from the built in microphone. I’ve given permission for Audacity to access the microphone and have tried to run Audacity through Terminal writing “open /Applications/Audacity.app/Contents/MacOS/Audacity” but the problem persists (I have also installed Soundflower device witch I put in output). Anyone knows what else I could do?
It’s version 2.0b2 I downloaded it yesterday from the developer’s (Matt Ingalls) repository at Github (after googling for a while, because I had an older version that didn’t work anymore… I’m totally ignorant of all this stuff): https://github.com/mattingalls/Soundflower
(I also downloaded Blackhole and it doesn’t work).
It does use multiple-recursive pathways, so it’s a little magic.
Apple (upper left) > System Preferences > Sound > Input > IShowU.
Apple (upper left) > System Preferences > Sound > Output > IShowU.
Tell Audacituy to record from IShowU.
If you stop right there, you can play something on Youtube and record it on Audacity, but the computer might be silent.
Tell Audacity to play to your speakers. That’s the second part of the above graphic.
And tell Audacity to playthrough its input to its output (second clicky).
As long as Audacity is running—but not even recording, you can click in the recording meters > Start Monitoring and hear what the computer is doing.
The only part of this that doesn’t work right is listening to Youtube when Audacity is not running. You have to switch Mac Output Preference back to Output/Speakers/Headphones From iShowU to do that.
Apple > System Preferences > Sound > Output. That one setting is the only one you have to keep switching back and forth between normal computer operation and recording YouTube.
Got all that? It’s remarkably similar to the dance we did with SoundFlower. SoundFlower had a subsidiary program called FlowerPot or something like that which would switch back and forth between the modes semi-automatically. I never used it. I never did that much on-line recording to bother with yet another program.