(Mac) How Do I Record The Sound From My Headphones and My Mic?

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Hello, I've recently got headphones, but I was wondering how to record the sound I'm hearing from my headphones. (Ex: Video game sounds, YouTube Videos), and my voice? I know how to record my voice, but I want to put the game sound in the background.
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  • fine

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Paul Middlin, Employee

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Just turn on the "System Audio" option before you start recording, in addition to the microphone. Good luck!
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I turned on system audio, but it still didn't pick up. Another note: my headphones are bluetooth wireless
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Hm, as a test, could you try recording with another pair of headphones (simple plug-in style perhaps)? If you don't have any other ones, maybe try recording system audio but TURN OFF mic audio (so you can tell if it is recording it via your system only, and not just picking up what's coming out of your speakers through your microphone).
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i don't have another pair but i tried turning off mic audio but it wouldn't pick up anything
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So, you cannot record 'system audio' regardless of whether you are using headphones, then.
Something seems odd here on your system. I think it'd be best to contact Tech Support so they can get a closer look at what's going on with your mac
https://support.techsmith.com
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I also am unable to record system audio when using Bluetooth headphones. Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13.4. I'll contact support.
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we definitely have an issue recording system audio when you are also using bluetooth devices right now.
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If i remove my headphones, system audio works no matter what. I already knew that. My concern was with my headphones.

Without Headphones:


With Wireless Headphones:

Emphasis on the audio circle where it says -inf
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I'm sorry, I just spoke with our development team, and apparently we do have an issue with Bluetooth audio, and this (sometimes) is one of the symptoms. We're working on a fix for it, but it is very involved and will require a lot of experimentation and testing- we don't want to make other issues worse when making this one better.

Unfortunately, that means that there won't be a quick fix for this problem. The best idea I can offer is to use wired headphones. Many come with the option of attaching a wire, so that you can still use the same headphones you are trying to use with this. However, if they don't, I'm afraid you're stuck using a different pair until this is resolved.
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Some of us never use wireless unless we have no choice. Video recording/production is fraught with challenges, so adding another variable (particularly a consumer bluetooth headset) looks like a problem, not a solution. Batteries run down, signals fail ("Can you hear me now?") and quality varies wildly.

I have used inexpensive Logitech USB headsets in the past with good results. For a bit more money you can get USB gamers headsets that are comfortable and have great sound quality.