How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by Preview » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:59 pm

Hello all,

(running Catalina 10.15.1 and Audacity 2.3.3)

I just found the forum while looking for a fix for the Catalina issue. I had zero luck trying to run it from Terminal and got frustrated so I just scrubbed Audacity completely from my hard drive(not just Uninstalled, I searched, found, and deleted every mention of it within my Pro). A couple of days later, I figured that I would try again because I couldn’t find anything else that I liked that didn’t have the options I wanted with out charging some outstanding fee. I downloaded 10.15.1 again from my scrubbed system and, lo and behold, it ran perfect fine! No issues whatsoever!

I did a cursory search and couldn’t find where this option was brought up, so, hopefully this might help a few more people than me! Here’s hoping!

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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by SoulRide » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:05 pm

This may sound dumb but what if, when you open Audacity, there is no option to choose Microphone from the drop down menu? My only option is "Built-in microphone"

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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by kchrisfox » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:28 pm

I used step number 7 on this link https://www.wikihow.com/Open-Applicatio ... nal-on-Mac

This step launches the application inside the Terminal and when I did so, it asked for mic permission and was all set after that. If you leave Audacity open in the dock, it retains the permission. Earlier steps on this page show you how to open Terminal as an application if you haven't done that before.

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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by SoulRide » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:02 pm

Well, thanks for that but I must be in worse shape than I thought. I simply CANNOT record with Audacity right now. I press record and speak - built-in microphone - and nothing. Plug in my mic and I CANNOT choose it from the drop down menu - its not there.
kchrisfox wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:28 pm
I used step number 7 on this link https://www.wikihow.com/Open-Applicatio ... nal-on-Mac

This step launches the application inside the Terminal and when I did so, it asked for mic permission and was all set after that. If you leave Audacity open in the dock, it retains the permission. Earlier steps on this page show you how to open Terminal as an application if you haven't done that before.

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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use in 10.15.3 Catalina

Post by terry_nyorks » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:16 pm

Could people advise which version of Catalina they are using, please. (Click on the Apple icon, top left; then on about...). My version is 10.15.3.

Having only migrated from Mojave this week, the first time I wanted Audacity, it will not load and run. Most frustrating. Does anyone know when a compatible new version is going to be available? (can't tell you which version I have, as it won't load. But: the file is called audacity-macos-2.3.0.dmg, dated 29 Nov 18 at 17.47 UK time)

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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by SoulRide » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:04 pm

I'm using the same Catalina 10.15.3 - the latest. A friend sent me this link. Guess we're out of luck for now.https://www.audacityteam.org/macos-10-1 ... -audacity/

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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by steve » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:13 pm

SoulRide wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:04 pm
Guess we're out of luck for now
Not entirely. See also this link: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=107162&p=378694

terry_nyorks wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:16 pm
the file is called audacity-macos-2.3.0.dmg, dated 29 Nov 18
The current version is Audacity 2.3.3. This version should work on Catalina with the "workaround" (this link: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=107162&p=378694)
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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by waxcylinder » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:08 pm

I've been running 10.15.2 and as of yesterday 10.15.3 with an alpha test version for the upcoming 2.4.0 (due end March) and 2.4.0 Audacity launches and runs fine and records properly when launched from the app icon - with no further need for the workaround.

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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by nitsinc » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:06 am

Thanks thats precisely what I was looking for. More details would have been further helpful.

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Re: How to put Audacity in your dock and use microphone in 10.15 Catalina

Post by vikram » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:46 am

Hello all,

I am new to forum. I am using Catalina 10.15.3 and as already stated internal microphone doesn't work. But I found that, when my Blue Yeti is connected, it starts recording normally. NO terminal command is needed.

This was my observation.Just posted incase if it helps someone.

Thanks,

Vikram

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