Not 100% sure, but I think you might have to set the input up in the settings in PPRO.
You may have to do this on another computer, one that has a proper mic input.
I went through Pro Maxed' sequence of settings both on the MacBook Pro and inside of PPro CS5. This allowed me to record sound on to a mono track in a PPro project. Thank you Pro Maxed!
However, PPro cannot see the connected USB mike, so I had to use the "Built-in Microphone / Built-in Output" option under audio hardware. This is a major setback.
What puzzles me is that the Pro Maxed setting sequence does in fact show that he also selected a USB mike and that PPro does show that mike in the list. But for me, the connected USB mike is not shown in PPro, although it is shown in the Mac's sound input list.
Anyone have any idea why PPro does not see my USB mike? I am running Mac OS X Version 10.6.8.
It's a common problem. The solution is often to use a proper mic and the mic input of the computer, rather than USB.
Thanks for the info.
Let me back up for a moment. I do not know what a "proper mic " is for a Mac computer. I have an Imac and two MacBook Pro's. On each of these computers there are two audio ports. One is marked for an external speaker and one is marked for earphones, but there is no port for a microphone to input sound. The only way I can get sound into any one of these Mac's is to use their built in microphone or use a USB external microphone. However, Premier Pro cannot, so far, see the USB mic, it only sees (lists - under audio hardware) the built in mic and in fact lists several built in input / built in output combinations which seem redundant to me.
Do you agree with this description that the only external mic available to me is a USB mic, or am I missing something? I do have a mic which uses a regular jack, but I cannot get the Mac to see that mic. I plugged it into the external speaker port and then into the earphone port, hoping one might be dual purpose, but the Mac never sees it.
I do not know what a "proper mic "
A proper mic is one use for any professional audio work. It will almost certainly have an XLR output, which is easily converted to any other form of commonly used audio connection. For computers, the standard is the 1/8" mini plug.
there is no port for a microphone to input sound.
Well...I can only say that's a poorly designed computer. You may need to find a normal machine that has the nearly ubiquitous mic input.