Audacity and "what you hear"

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mjwman, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. mjwman macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2010
    I have just downloaded Audacity and hope to record "what you hear" what is playing on the laptop.
    I do this on my PC but I cannot find a way of activating the Mac to do this. Anyone know how to do it please?
  2. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    I don't know Audacity, but you might need to route your audio through Soundflower to get this working.
  3. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2006
    I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to do, but if you're looking for recording from applications (such as songs off of YouTube, etc.) you can use Audio Hijack to "record" from applications (basically what would be coming out of your speakers). and download Audio Hijack Pro. It is shareware, but you can record for 10 minute intervals as many times as you want. So, as long as nothing you record is over 10 minutes long, it's freeware! I've used this for years...
  4. mjwman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2010
    Thanks a lot. Audio Hijack seems to be what I need.

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