How does one record audio on Mac

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husentiel91
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How does one record audio on Mac

Post by husentiel91 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:41 am

Since the recent update, iOS has removed the option to switch the audio output to play through audacity, does anyone know the way to do it on the latest version of OS X?

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kozikowski
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Re: How does one record audio on Mac

Post by kozikowski » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:57 am

Since the recent update,
Catalina? Yes, Catalina created a number of challenges for audio production.

SoundFlower and iShowU were the two applications which could allow recording internet sound, but they are struggling with Catalina's registration and lock-down features. Soundflower is under development.

The desperation method is a simple, bidirectional USB adapter like this Behringer UCA202, and a short RCA cable for loopback.

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You can get smaller and cheaper, but most "stereo" USB adapters like this don't work.

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They're "stereo" only in one direction. Most of them won't record in stereo. They're designed for a mono microphone.

Koz

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Re: How does one record audio on Mac

Post by kozikowski » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:59 am

The desperate desperation method is roll the machine back from Catalina to Mojave or High Sierra.

Koz

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