How to record audio coming out of the system?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Starfyre, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    Is there software or something on the AppStore that allows me to record audio that is coming out of the system? (not through microphone). I know there are apps out there that do screen recording, but audio recording is based on what you say to the microphone, but I am looking for something that can record audio that is being played from the system.
     
  2. Internet Enzyme macrumors regular

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    It's not on the App Store, but download Audacity. Then download the Soundflower extension. Go into inputs and select soundflower and then have output be the standard output device.
     
  3. Sciuriware macrumors regular

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    Audacity recently warned that macOS Sierra is NOT supported for extensions.
    Refer to their website.
    ;JOOP!
     
  4. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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  5. Internet Enzyme macrumors regular

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    Yeah, well I use Soundflower on MacOS Sierra all the time. With no troubles.
     
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  7. jmiddel macrumors member

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    I second Audio Hijack Pro, great app!
     
  8. mox358 macrumors 6502

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    Can't agree more! We use audio hijack on a podcast I co-host and it is amazing. It's super reliable and exactly what's you're looking for. Lots of options too.
     
  9. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    When there were Radio shacks, you could buy a splitter cable that would send half your output to your amp, and half to the audio input. That works well, and doesn't burden your system with additional software. Amazon, Digikey, Fry's and Mouser likely still sell the things.
     
  10. Internet Enzyme macrumors regular

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    I'm not lucky, there is no luck in these kinds of things. It's software. It either works with sierra or it doesn't. And it does
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    Wouldnt that burden the setup with more hardware?
     
  11. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    It's just a Y cable. Virtually no burden at all, unless you're talking of it sticking out of a portable device? It might snag on stuff. That would be bad. If that's what you're doing go with software. I just don't like having too many things running in background on my Macs, especially 3rd party stuff.
     

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