Audacity not getting sound from computer

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Gordianot
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Joined: Wed May 05, 2021 7:37 pm
Operating System: macOS 10.15 Catalina or later

Audacity not getting sound from computer

Post by Gordianot » Wed May 05, 2021 7:58 pm

Another newbie here. Trying to setup, but unsuccessful so far. Computer registers sound, but I can’t get Audacity to recognize any input. None from either USB mic or built-in mic.

Running:
macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 on MacbookPro early 2015.
Audacity 3.0.2 (from launcher, did get rid of/eject .dmg. Rebooted after install.)
Microphones: Blue Snowball Ice and built-in.

Gordianot
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed May 05, 2021 7:37 pm
Operating System: macOS 10.15 Catalina or later

Re: Audacity not getting sound from computer

Post by Gordianot » Wed May 05, 2021 9:13 pm

Gordianot wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 7:58 pm
Another newbie here. Trying to setup, but unsuccessful so far. Computer registers sound, but I can’t get Audacity to recognize any input. None from either USB mic or built-in mic.

Running:
macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 on MacbookPro early 2015.
Audacity 3.0.2 (from launcher, did get rid of/eject .dmg. Rebooted after install.)
Microphones: Blue Snowball Ice and built-in.
ETA: I figured it out. The software needed permission to access the mics under privacy settings.

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