There was someone up here the other day, I think Tyson was his name, who was going to try helping me, but I never heard back from him.
I am so frustrated right now with Audio hijack, I'm ready to just give up and throw this piece of crap out the window!
First, I do get the concept of the x and y axis. I do get the concept of sources, and blocks. I get that each source block connects to another block to form your audio flow.
Yes, I listened to the podcast Alex did, and yes, I read the textual guide, may I had both at least 50 times literally speaking. I even had my mother who is sighted and is very very good at describing things to me try explaining this, and even visually she said this thing's a joke!
I'm trying to record my microphone, and the audio from the other side of a Facetime call.
I tried using the template for voice over IP type applications. I changed nothing there aside hitting VO+Space on the Skype app block, and changing it over to Facetime. I also in the app block settings turned off the toggle for multi channel. I don't want my audio separated me on left, FT on right. I want it to be dead center in both cases.
Regardless however if I turn that on or not, again, I'm stupid stupid stupid stupid quiet, and the other person is normal volume.
I tried manually setting this up from a blank template, but all my blocks keep staggerring all over the damn place as I try moving things where they need to go. I get if a block bumps against another block, it pushes the first block out of the way. I also get if it bumps a block at the edge left or right of the grid, the two blocks swap places. Doesn't matter though. This thing's just randmly moving things it seems wherever the hell it wants to move them.
It's a miracle that I actually managed to get a session set correctly to record my mike and all system audio including Voiceover. If you asked me to do it again, I couldn't! Thank God I saved the session!
Further in Zoom, I tried using the voice over IP template, and also setting it up where mike connects to mp3 recorder, Zoom connects to same recorder, recorder connects to headphones.
That's exactly also how I manually configured Facetime when my audio was almost inaudible. When I did this with Zoom either VOIP template, or just manually plotting things on the grid by hand, everyone on zoom is perfect volume, so am I, however, while recording, I can hear myself with about a half a second latency delay feeding back to my headphones. What the blue flying pig! I don't have microphone connected to anything aside the mp3 recorder, so it's not connected to any output block like headphones. I don't hear myself when using Facetime with the same configuration. Only thing there is, I'm super quiet when listening back to the recording. Aside just changing the audio block from app to app, Facetime or Zoom, I've not done anything different, yet the 2 apps are producing different results. FT, I'm too quiet, but can't hear myself while recording, which is good. I don't want to hear myself. Zoom, I do hear myself which again I don't want to, but my level on the playback recording is fine.
How could this be different from app to app when I haven't changed anything in the blocks' locations, nothing in their settings, nothing! I did look in sys prefs, and in both cases, my mike input volume is set to 53 percent, which is perfect. In both cases, the people on the other end say I'm audibly at a perfect level. It's only when I play the stupid recording back that it's quiet with Facetime.
I'm about ready to write roguemeba or however they spell that thing, and demand a refund if no one up here is willing to get with me privately and help me sort this out. I gave my e-mail, but will do so again.
Frankly at this point, I don't care if a spam bot gets me or not! Just copy and paste the darn thing! Anymore at this point, I'm so frustrated, I don't care!
God bless any soul up here who's willing to be patient enough to work with me.
Hi. So sorry you are experiencing issues. I've been using the app for a few months now and it works great for me. You will here a delay when recording when you are monitoring your sound.
One note about FaceTime... Apple will duck the audio on your side. You will here the other person fine though. When I record the FaceTime call using the app, I hear myself fine.
If you want, I can send you my templates I have set up / modified... let me know.
That would be fantastic if you could zip up your templates for me, and send them to me, as I am just not getting plotting things on the grid. Undoubtedly, I must be stupid considering everybody else is getting it and understanding it perfectly fine. I seem to be in the minority. you can send the templates compressed into a zip file to
No it’s not just you. I have…
No it’s not just you. I have also torn my hair out at times trying to move blocks around. I have found it a little better if I put the app into full screen mode but it’s not a total fix.
I mostly stick to templates for this reason. Aside from this issue, I love the app, so it is frustrating.
Mathew, I would be interested in the templets you have created, you can send them if you would like to me at email@example.com Please zip them up if you could,
Ok I'll send an email with them. I don't really mess with the blocks and how they are ordered... I usually just leave them alone.
Hi Christopher, Sorry for not getting back to you, I check the site about once a week or so, unless I have a message. I will send an email to the address you gave, so keep an eye out for it. The templates will help alot, and may solve each of your issues. I am equally frustrated at the delay when recording and sadly, it comes through the recording as a stereo effect on certain ones.
I will tell you however, If you send an email to rogue amoeba and attach an export of the session, those guys will fix the problem and send the session back to you. Just try to give as detailed an explanation as you can.
I remember, back when the broadcast app was Nicecast and the audio grid was completely inaccessible. They have really worked hard to make this a useful app for the visually impaired and I would love to see them recognized at some point for it. I find it, probably, the most usable recording app pound for pound out there.
Again, sorry and look for the email.