Recording voice and system audio

macOS & Mac Apps
I listened to the Applevis podcast on this issue, but I still can’t figure out what exactly I’m missing. I have downloaded Soundflower, installed the software and followed the instructions in this podcast to the best of my ability. I still can not get my voice and VO to record into the same recording. . Right now, the built in mic is picking up VO speech, and I don’t want that. I’m using Amadeus pro. The gentleman in this podcast was using Audacity. I don’t know if that makes a difference. I’m actually working on a podcast I would like to post here, but need to get around this first. Any help would be appreciated. thanks much.



Submitted by mehgcap on Thursday, January 2, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
In Audacity, I had to set the input source (the aggregate device) to use three channels. I don't use the audio editor you do, but if you can specify the channels, that might be the problem. I also use headphones while recording to avoid VO being picked up by the microphone, and therefore find a USB mic or USB sound card to be very helpful.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, January 2, 2014

In reply to by mehgcap

If you have sound flower I go over how to do this with out too much fuss . You don't have to use all the software provided on the page but it works and works well. Note that I"m using gb 6.5 so I would not know how to do this in gb newest version. Take care.

Marrie, I read the instructions on the link you posted, and it's still a no go. I think I have tried everything I can think of at this point. I wonder if I might have the wrong version of SoundFlower.

Submitted by WildmanJoe on Friday, January 3, 2014

Well, it seems I have figured out my issue of not being able to record my voice, and system audio. The bottom line is that I can only get it to work with Audacity, so I will use that when I want to do projects like this. This brings up a Multi Track question. I was playing around with Audacity yesterday, and I haven't figured out yet how to add a new track, and time it with what I'm trying to do. Here is my example. I created a random voice track, and I have been trying to mix several bits of music with it. Each bit of music, I want to put into a new track. the problem is that whenever I try this, the new track does not line up with the rest of the project. The track always starts at the beginning of the project, and I can't figure out how to make it start where I want it to start. I also have this problem using Amadeus Pro. Any suggestions? Thanks.