I use that exact microphone and have never had a problem recording to Yosemite or El Capitan. So it's not the mic. Or the program.
Have you ensured that the microphone is properly configured both in your operating system and in the Premiere Elements preferences? This would be particularly important if your computer has a built-in microphone or webcam.
What processor do you have and how much RAM? How much free space is on your hard drive?
Thanks for your reply. I did follow all the instructions for configuring the microphone for both, the operation system and the Premiere Elements preferences. Any way to check if configuration was successful? I do see the sensitivity bar of the microphone moving when I speak into it opening up the narration tool so I figured it worked...
Processor: 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 8 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
Free storage on hard drive: 350Gb
If you're seeing the VU meter on the Narration panel respond when you talk, then you've properly configured your microphone and you can start recording your narration.
If your computer is crashing when you try to record, then you've got some sort of instability in your operating system. On a Mac, it's wise to check your fonts to make sure there are no corrupt fonts.
You may also want to check your hard drive with your Disk Utility.
Beyond that, there's certainly no reason that mic shouldn't work just fine on a Mac running Yosemite or El Capitan.
Yes, I can confirm that the microphone has been configured correctly... I also checked all my fonts and updated the Mac Software - no problems with that. I am not sure what you mean by checking the hard drive with my Disk Utility - can you please explain? It is still not working and crashes once the countdown gets to 0 within the Narration tool...
The Disk Utility is located in your Utilities folder, inside your Applications folder.
It has a feature for checking and verifying the integrity of your hard drive.