Help for Audacity on macOS.
This forum is for Audacity on macOS 10.4 and later.
Please state which version of macOS you are using,
and the exact three-section version number of Audacity from "Audacity menu > About Audacity".
Audacity 1.2.x and 1.3.x are obsolete and no longer supported. If you still have those versions, please upgrade at https://www.audacityteam.org/download/
The old forums for those versions are now closed, but you can still read the archives of the 1.2.x
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A problem of no recording level in Audacity may occur in some versions of macOS due to Apple changing the "Privacy" settings for recording devices.
Note that although macOS refers to this setting as "Microphone", it applies to all recording devices, including external USB / Thunderbolt interfaces.
To fix this problem:
- On your Mac, choose "Apple menu > System Preferences, click Security & Privacy", then click Privacy.
- Click Microphone.
- Select the tickbox next to an app to allow it to access the microphone. Deselect the tickbox to turn off access for that app.
For further information, see: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/m ... b1e1fe/mac