RECORD LEVEL ON MAC HIGH SIERRA 10.13.4

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JOE C
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RECORD LEVEL ON MAC HIGH SIERRA 10.13.4

Post by JOE C » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:29 pm

Just installed Audacity 2.2.2 and recording volume slider is inaccessible and locked at high end. Pop up says to use system audio mixer but I cannot locate one in Sound preferences or Audio Midi Setup utility. Has anyone else run into this or have a solution? Thanks.

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Re: RECORD LEVEL ON MAC HIGH SIERRA 10.13.4

Post by billw58 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:27 pm

You must be using a USB sound device. Please have a look at this page and see if it helps.

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Re: RECORD LEVEL ON MAC HIGH SIERRA 10.13.4

Post by JOE C » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:58 pm

Yes, I'm using a USB Electro Brand turntable. I tried the directions at the link you included but they didn't help. The options in the configuration dropdown of the audio midi setup utility are all greyed out.

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Re: RECORD LEVEL ON MAC HIGH SIERRA 10.13.4

Post by billw58 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:54 am

The point is that you can't adjust the recording level when using a USB audio device. The only way to control the recording level is to control the level going into the device. This is not a fault in Audacity.

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Re: RECORD LEVEL ON MAC HIGH SIERRA 10.13.4

Post by JOE C » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:11 am

Okay. Thanks.

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