First of all, I would very gladly appreciate any insight here because I'm totally stuck with this trying to record a voice over track.
The title is pretty self explanatory. I'm working on MacOS X and Premiere Pro CS5 and I would like to record an audio track but the USB microphone doesn't show up. I've already read several forum threads and followed the steps but this problem has not been mentioned yet.
This is what I have done several times with no luck:
1- Connect USB and check MacOS recognizes it. It works fine.
2- In Premiere Pro mark track as recording track. Error appears because no input device has been stated.
3- Premiere Pro >> Preferences >> Audio-Hardware ---> no microphones on the drop down menu.
4- So I open Audio Midi Setup and add all microphones to Premiere Pro (Line-In, Built-in and USB device).
5- Back to step 3: Reopen the project >> Preferences >> Audio-Hardware ---> Line-In and Built-in appear, but no USB microphone still.
I have been able to record with the Built-in microphone, but I don't know what's happening to the USB one. In fact, if I go back to step 4 and open the Audio Midi Setup, checkboxes that I had once checked appear unchecked again.
I don't understand what's happening. Thank you in advanced for your help.
Thank you but, as you can see on my post, I already followed the steps detailed on both those Reference Guides. I know THAT is the way to go and it SHOULD be working... but it doesn't, hence my question. Seriously guys, I read your messages fully before answering with a link to the Reference Guide ¬¬. As I mentioned, I already got the built-in microphone recording, so my question is not "how to record audio" but actually "why could it be that I have problems with a USB microphone".
Has anybody had problems with this before? Am I missing something? Is there a bug perhaps? Are there microphone brands that won't work well with Premiere? Is there something else, other than the obvious that I need to know? Why is the Audio Midi Setup unchecking the boxes? Should it be that way?
I'm a PC guy, but if I had your issue I would try disabling the built-in mic and line input at the OS level so that the only possible input option for the OS and any apps would be the USB mic.
I use a Logitech USB headset and Pr CS6 has no trouble recognizing or recording with it.
Hi Bea and everyone else,
Admittedly this makes sense once it's been performed, but is not obvious from the beginning.
I have noticed that some USB microphones in the Audio MIDI Setup Utility show the microphone as a single "Left" track.
This means that Pr needs record into a Mono Audio Track to allow for Mono input. The Default "Standard" Audio Tracks are actualy Stereo out. A mono clip can be dropped into a Standard Track, but the signal is pushed out a L/R Stereo output. Therefore won't map/allow a Mono input recording into it.
Notice the Standard Audio Tracks outputting to Stereo don't have a Mic to select - only the Mono Track can record a Mono input.
Hope this helps a lot of Mac users facing this issue.