MacMost Now 346: Sound Output and Input

Since your Mac can handle more than one audio device, it is important to know how to tell it which device to use for output and input. For instance, you can have external speakers and a USB headset, as well as several microphones. You can set this system-wide, or for individual applications like iChat, GarageBand, Audacity and Skype.

Comments: 9 Responses to “MacMost Now 346: Sound Output and Input”

    14 years ago

    Gary, I've set up all the audio inputs the same way on my Mac, Skype and Snowball and yet, when I record a conversation, my voice is still much lower (even though the audio input volume is set to the highest level) than my guest's voice when recording via skype. I use audio hijack and record the guest's voice via standard mode hijacking and record my voice via hijacking the Snowball. Any reasons you can think of why audio from the Snowball is still recorded much lower?

    Killian Griffin
    13 years ago

    I have a bluetooth headset (motorola s9), but can't get the computer to recognize it as input and output. I can get one or the other but not both, is there any way to fix this?

    -- Killian

      13 years ago

      Have you tried contacting the maker? They must have some sort of support. It might just not support both on Macs or PCs. Hard to say without having it.

    jacob were
    13 years ago

    I have a phone with a bluetooth but it is not working.

      13 years ago

      What do you mean by "it is not working." What are you trying to do? What are the steps you are taking to do it? And what is happening that is unexpected?

    John Chennell
    12 years ago

    I have headphones with mic. I can't get the mic to work. Both have 3.5mm plugs and have them in the correct ports. I've tried the settings in both SOUND and SPEECH with no luck. Can you please help?

    chris Tarsitano
    11 years ago

    I have two microphones plugged in to my computer and both their inputs work fine but i can't get them to work at the same time...

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