audacity is missing a crucial option

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by RareEarthMetal, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. RareEarthMetal macrumors member

    RareEarthMetal

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    Audacity for windows has a crucial option that the mac version doesn't, i just found out.

    Where is the record Wave-in option? is it not available because wav. extensions are a windows thing?

    Is there any way audacity can record instead of using the microphone on macs?

    serious bummer.
     
  2. Steve-M macrumors regular

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    It's the way your hardware is configured. There are work arounds. One that I know of, but have not tried is soundflower.
     
  3. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Your Mac uses .aif or .aiff files normally instead of .wav files. I don't know if that will help or not. I don't have audacity installed to look around for what you're talking about.
     
  4. RareEarthMetal thread starter macrumors member

    RareEarthMetal

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    I've downloaded soundflower but its a little confusing for me.

    Well, I supposed ill keep looking somwhere, thanks a bunch.
     
  5. Steve-M macrumors regular

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    If I remember correctly you need to set soundflower as the recording device in audacity's preferences. Soundflower will probably need to be running at the time.
     

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