Audacity Question....

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BaBayOOsa, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. BaBayOOsa macrumors member

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    so I downloaded audacity from the official website and opened and what not but I came across some problems I can't seem to find a way to record audio from my headphones..... and I can't find a way to stop it from recording sound from my mic.

    how do I fix these two settings?
     
  2. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    What?

    Headphones are a form of output, you can't record from them.

    What are you trying to do?
     
  3. BaBayOOsa thread starter macrumors member

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    is there any possible way to record the sound coming from my headphones??? that's what I'm trying to achieve.
     
  4. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Sound goes to, not from the headphones. Think of the headphones as portable speakers.

    What you wan tto do is record the sound coming from the computer TO the headphones. If you dont understand the concept you can't solve the problem.

    With that said *opens audacity*

    Open audacity and hit the red circle. It records sound coming into the microphone. Now if you want to record the actual sound itself, I'd suggest something like AudioHijack.
     
  5. BaBayOOsa thread starter macrumors member

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    so there is no way to record the audio my computer is producing. using audacity??
     
  6. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    This might help you.

    http://tinyurl.com/3rs3gth
     
  7. afd, Sep 18, 2011
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    afd macrumors 6502a

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    What about getting a 3.5mm jack to 3.5mm jack stereo cable and linking from headphone socket to microphone socket, or is that what you've tried?
     

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