I'm trying to record a simple voiceover in Premiere Pro CS6.0.0, build 319 for Mac. Premiere recognizes my USB headset, but I can't select the "Enable Track for Recording" button (icon: a sans-serif capital letter R) in the Audio Mixer. It's not disabled/grayed out, but when I click it, nothing happens. I've tried this with and without the red "Record" button (bottom of audio mixer) selected. There's nothing on the track I want to record to. I have tried this with two different microphones.
I'm on Mac OS X 10.8.2, standard (non-admin) account. Everything else works fine. What gives?
So Premiere is incompatible with any USB microphones, and I need to purchase an 1/8-inch "Line In" microphone? How can such a professional product not support USB? Surely there must be some solution...
How can such a professional product not support USB?
Well...most 'professional audio' actually uses XLR connections. But few computer systems have that. Fortunately it's pretty easy to convert the microphone's XLR output to the 1/8" connection the computer does have.