Larry Jordan: IMPORTANT! How To Record Audio in macOS Mojave

by Larry Jordan

In macOS Mojave (10.14.x), Apple made a big change to how software processes audio. If you don’t pay attention, you won’t be able to record audio in your applications.

If you are running Mojave, the first time you start an application that uses audio – for example, Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro – you’ll see a message that asks if you will allow the application to access your microphone.

If you, like me, are the suspicious sort, you click: “No.”

At this point, you’ve disabled all audio recording in that software, regardless of whether you use a microphone or some other audio source connected via USB.

Yes, this message is both stupid and unclear. Here’s how to fix it.

Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy.

Click the Privacy tab at the top.

Select Microphone on the left.

Then check every application that you want to allow to record audio.

Once this is done, your applications will work like they did in High Sierra.

This cost me a couple of hours today, so I wanted to let you know.

(reprinted with permission)

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Editor in Chief at doddleNEWS. James has been a writer and editor at doddleNEWS for nearly a decade. As a producer/director/writer James won a Telly Award in 2005 for his Short Film "Searching for Inspiration. James is a recovering talk show producer from KABC in Los Angeles, and a weekly guest on the Digital Production Buzz with Larry Jordan.

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